An example of a photocopier is a machine on which you put a piece of paper down and then press a button in order to make a duplicate copy of what is on the piece of paper.
- A machine which reproduces documents by photographing the original over a glass plate and printing duplicates.
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photocopier - Computer Definition
A machine that makes a duplicate of a paper document. Xerox invented the photocopy process in wide use today, which scans the sheet of paper to capture an image of its contents. However, machines in the early 1900s from the Rectigraph Company and the Photostat Corporation created an actual photograph of the document. See Xerox.