noun Etymology: from Mimeograph, a trademark Date: 1889 a duplicator for making many copies that utilizes a stencil through which ink is pressed • mimeograph transitive verb

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  • mimeograph — v. t. to make copies of using a mimeograph; as, She mimeographed the syllabus. Syn: mimeo. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mimeograph — Mim e*o*graph, n. [Gr. ? to imitate + graph.] A copying device that uses a stencil through which ink is pressed; it was invented by Edison. Syn: mimeo, mimeograph machine, Roneo. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mimeograph — (n.) 1889, copying machine (invented by Edison), from Gk. mimeisthai to mimic, represent, imitate, portray, in art, to express by means of imitation, from mimos mime (see MIME (Cf. mime) (n.)) + graphos, from graphein to write (see GRAPHY (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mimeograph — Mimeograph, ein Durchdruck Kopierapparat, ähnlich dem Trypograph von Zuccato (s. Hektograph), bei dem der Farbenauftrag mit einer Walze erfolgt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mimeograph — Mimeogrāph (grch.), von Edison erfundener Vervielfältigungsapparat. Auf eine feingekörnte Stahlplatte wird ein Stück feines, auf einer Seite mit Wachs überzogenes Papier gelegt. Indem man mit einem Metallgriffel auf die Wachsschicht schreibt,… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • mimeograph — ► NOUN ▪ a duplicating machine which produces copies from a stencil, now superseded by the photocopier. ORIGIN from Greek mimeomai I imitate …   English terms dictionary

  • mimeograph — ☆ mimeograph [mim′ē ə graf΄ ] n. [a former trademark < Gr mimeomai, I imitate < mimos (see MIME) + GRAPH] a machine for making copies of written, drawn, or typewritten matter by means of a stencil placed around a drum containing ink vt. 1.… …   English World dictionary

  • Mimeograph — Illustration of a typical mimeograph machine Ja …   Wikipedia

  • mimeograph — /mim ee euh graf , grahf /, n. 1. a printing machine with an ink fed drum, around which a cut waxed stencil is placed and which rotates as successive sheets of paper are fed into it. 2. a copy made from a mimeograph. v.t. 3. to duplicate… …   Universalium

  • mimeograph — 1. noun An invention of Thomas A. Edison, a machine for making printed copies, using typed stencil, ubiquitous until the 1990s when photocopying became competitive (if not cheaper), and considerably easier to use. 1910 So it also is in regard to… …   Wiktionary

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