Definition of "xerography" []

  • A dry photographic or photocopying process in which a negative image formed by a resinous powder on an electrically charged plate is electrically transferred to and thermally fixed as positive on a paper or other copying surface. (noun)
  • A photocopying process in which an electrostatic image is formed on a selenium plate or cylinder. The plate or cylinder is dusted with a resinous powder, which adheres to the charged regions, and the image is then transferred to a sheet of paper on which it is fixed by heating (noun)

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Use "xerography" in a sentence
  • "Chester Carlson invented a technique called xerography which we today call the photocopy technique."
  • "Modern photocopying, or "xerography," works like this: a cylindrical drum is charged up with static electricity."
  • "Turn out high-quality prints on ordinary paper by xerography!"
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