Meaning of XEROGRAPHY in English


— xerographic /zear'euh graf"ik/ , adj. — xerographically , adv.

/zi rog"reuh fee/ , n.

an electrostatic printing process for copying text or graphics whereby areas on a sheet of paper corresponding to the image areas of the original are sensitized with a charge of static electricity so that, when powdered with a toner carrying an opposite charge, only the charged areas retain the toner, which is then fused to the paper to make it permanent.

[ 1945-50; XERO- + -GRAPHY ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .