Definition of Xerox in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈzɪərɒks
, ˈzɛ-/


[mass noun] trademark
  • 1A xerographic copying process: printing methods include acrylic printing and colour Xerox [as modifier]: a Xerox machine
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    • On the ground, LynxOS is also used on HP LaserJet printers and Xerox copiers.
    • The company employs 250 technicians to repair Xerox photocopiers and other equipment in offices in Melbourne and Sydney.
    • Jack had Xerox copies of many of his stories in the pencil phase, and the TwoMorrows company is now engaged in a most worthwhile project, which is to preserve and restore those Xeroxes.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A copy made using the Xerox process.
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    • In brief, India would be a Xerox copy of Gujarat, India would be co-opted as part of Gujarat.
    • Apparently, it has made a big stir within the company, with Xerox copies proliferating everywhere.
    • It makes the images look rough, imperfect, like color Xeroxes, but larger.
    photocopy, copy, carbon copy, duplicate, replica, reproduction, reprint, facsimile, mimeograph, mimeo; transcript
    trademark photostat
    informal dupe
  • 1.2 [count noun] A machine for copying by xerography.
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    • A friend and colleague at the university has been passing around a poster that he made on a Xerox machine.
    • A fanzine is basically a homemade cut-and-paste mag duplicated on a Xerox machine.
    • Prestige Business has become the number one dealer of Xerox copy machines.


(xerox) (xeroxes, xeroxing, xeroxed) [with object] Back to top  


1950s: an invented name, based on xerography.

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