/foh"teuh kop'ee euhr/, n.
any electrically operated machine using a photographic method, as the electrostatic process, for making instant copies of written, drawn, or printed material. Also called copier, copy machine, photocopying machine.
[1930-35; PHOTO- + COPIER]

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Device for producing copies of text or graphic material by the use of light, heat, chemicals, or electrostatic charge.

Most modern copiers use a method called xerography.

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