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photostat also: Photostat
American English: /ˈfoʊdəstæt/
British English: /ˈfəʊtə(ʊ)stat/

Translation of photostat in Spanish:

noun

  • 1.1 (copy)
    Example sentences
    • The print on some of the photostat and carbon copy sheets has faded and these items are particularly flimsy.
    • On receipt of this letter I wrote to Dr. Bhagavantham, enclosing a photostat copy of Mr. Shoji Hattori's letter.
    • The photostats are monochrome, of course, and the figures seem to float in a kind of brown twilight.
    1.2 (machine)
    Example sentences
    • What appeared to be the ink drum of a broken photostat machine rolled across the floor and glass crunched underfoot as Sizani and his entourage stepped over pieces of overhead projectors.
    • It was certainly not a typewriter, let alone a photostat machine.
    • The block which housed office equipment, photostat and fax machine, typewriters, a book depositor which stored text-books and stationery, furniture, science kit and other valuable equipment was burned to the ground.

transitive verb -tt- or -t-

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