xerox

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈzɛ.ɹɒks/
    Hyphenation: xe‧rox
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈziː(ə)ɹ.ɑks/
    Hyphenation: xer‧ox

Etymology[edit]

From Xerox (a photocopier) (originally a trademark), from xerography, from Ancient Greek ξηρός (ksērós, dry) and γραφή (graphḗ, writing).

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xerox (plural xeroxes)

  1. (slang, North America) A photocopy.
    Hand me that xerox, would you?

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xerox (third-person singular simple present xeroxes, present participle xeroxing, simple past and past participle xeroxed)

  1. (slang, North America) To make a paper copy or copies by means of a photocopier.
    I xeroxed the report for all the people at the meeting.

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