Definitions for xerographyzɪˈrɒg rə fi
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
xe•rog•ra•phyzɪˈrɒg rə fi(n.)
a copying process in which areas on a sheet of paper are sensitized by static electricity and then sprinkled with black or colored resin that is fused to the paper.
Origin of xerography:
forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas
"edge enhancement is intrinsic in xerography"
a photocopying process in which a negative image formed on an electrically charged plate is transferred as a positive to paper and thermally fixed