What does copier mean?

Definitions for copier
ˈkɒp i ərcopi·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duplicator, copiernoun

    apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material


  1. Copiernoun

    a machine that makes copies of documents, especially by xerography; a photocopier; as, to run twenty copies off on the copier.


  1. copiernoun

    A machine that copies graphical material; a duplicator.

  2. copiernoun

    A person who copies documents.

  3. Etymology: From copy + -er.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Copiernoun

    Etymology: from copy.

    A coin is in no danger of having its characters altered by copiers and transcribers. Joseph Addison, on Ancient Coins.

    Without invention a painter is but a copier, and a poet but a plagiary of others. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    Let the faint copier, on old Tyber’s shore,
    Nor mean the task, each breathing bust explore;
    Line after line with painful patience trace,
    This Roman grandeur, that Athenian grace. Thomas Tickell.


  1. copier

    A photocopier (also called copier or copy machine, and formerly Xerox machine, the generic trademark) is a machine that makes copies of documents and other visual images onto paper or plastic film quickly and cheaply. Most modern photocopiers use a technology called xerography, a dry process that uses electrostatic charges on a light-sensitive photoreceptor to first attract and then transfer toner particles (a powder) onto paper in the form of an image. The toner is then fused onto the paper using heat, pressure, or a combination of both. Copiers can also use other technologies, such as inkjet, but xerography is standard for office copying. Commercial xerographic office photocopying was introduced by Xerox in 1959, and it gradually replaced copies made by Verifax, Photostat, carbon paper, mimeograph machines, and other duplicating machines. Photocopying is widely used in the business, education, and government sectors. While there have been predictions that photocopiers will eventually become obsolete as information workers increase their use of digital document creation, storage, and distribution and rely less on distributing actual pieces of paper, as of 2015, photocopiers continue to be widely used. During the 1980s, a convergence began in some high-end machines towards what came to be called a multi-function printer: a device that combined the roles of a photocopier, a fax machine, a scanner, and a computer network-connected printer. Low-end machines that can copy and print in color have increasingly dominated the home-office market as their prices fell steadily during the 1990s. High-end color photocopiers capable of heavy-duty handling cycles and large-format printing remain a costly option found primarily in print and design shops.


  1. copier

    A copier is a machine that's used to make exact duplicates or copies of documents, drawings, or any printed materials. It usually works through a process called xerography which involves static electricity and heat. Modern copiers may include features like scanning, printing, and faxing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Copiernoun

    one who copies; one who writes or transcribes from an original; a transcriber

  2. Copiernoun

    an imitator; one who imitates an example; hence, a plagiarist

  3. Etymology: [From. Copy.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of copier in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of copier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  • Kopiergerät, KopiererGerman
  • αντιγραφέας, αντιγραφικό μηχάνημα, φωτοτυπικό μηχάνημαGreek
  • kopiokoneFinnish
  • copieur, copiste, photocopieuseFrench
  • duplikatoIdo
  • копирMacedonian
  • kopieerapparaatDutch
  • kopiator, kopieringsmaskin, kopieringsapparatSwedish
  • 复印机Chinese

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