What does xerox mean?

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ˈzɪər ɒksxe·rox

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. xerox, xerox copy(noun)

    a copy made by a xerographic printer

  2. Xerox, xerographic copier, Xerox machine(verb)

    a duplicator (trade mark Xerox) that copies graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder

  3. photocopy, run off, xerox(verb)

    reproduce by xerography


  1. xerox(Noun)

    A photocopy.

    Our new photocopying machine is a Xerox.

    Etymology: From Xerox, from xerography, from ξηρός and γραφή.

  2. xerox(Verb)

    To make a paper copy or copies by means of a photocopier.

    I xeroxed the report for all the people at the meeting.

    Etymology: From Xerox, from xerography, from ξηρός and γραφή.

  3. Xerox(Noun)

    A Xerox brand photocopier.

    Our new photocopying machine is a Xerox.

    Etymology: From Xerox, from xerography, from ξηρός and γραφή.

  4. Xerox(ProperNoun)

    Xerox Corporation, a global document management company.

    Etymology: From Xerox, from xerography, from ξηρός and γραφή.

  5. Xerox(ProperNoun)

    Xerox PARC, the former name of the Palo Alto Research Company, a research and development company founded in 1970 in Palo Alto, best known for the invention of the laser printer, Ethernet and the graphical user interface.

    Etymology: From Xerox, from xerography, from ξηρός and γραφή.


  1. Xerox

    Xerox Corporation is an American multinational document management corporation that produces and sells a range of color and black-and-white printers, multifunction systems, photo copiers, digital production printing presses, and related consulting services and supplies. Xerox is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, though its largest population of employees is based around Rochester, New York, the area in which the company was founded. On September 28, 2009, Xerox announced the intended acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services for $6.4 billion. The deal closed on February 8, 2010. Xerox holds a Royal Warrant from Queen Elizabeth II and the Prince of Wales. It was hardware and software designers at Xerox that invented several of the most important elements of personal computing still in use today, such as the graphic interface, the computer mouse and desktop computing. These features were frowned upon by the then board of directors, who ordered the Xerox engineers to share them with Apple technicians. The features were taken on by Apple and, later, Microsoft. Partly thanks to these features, these two firms would then go on to duopolize the personal computing world.


  1. Xerox

    Xerox is a document management technology and services enterprise. They produce printing and publishing systems, digital presses, multifunction devices, laser and solid link network printers, copiers, and fax maches.

Rap Dictionary

  1. xerox(verb)

    To copy, from the Rank-Xerox copying machine. "And still they try to xerox" -- Public Enemy (Don't believe the hype).

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xerox in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xerox in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of xerox in a Sentence

  1. Masahiko Ishino:

    It's not cheap, for sure, but for Fujifilm, it's still better than a complete collapse of the deal, which could mess up Xerox in a major way. Fujifilm shouldn't waste this opportunity.

  2. Sean Collins:

    Xerox welcomes open communications with shareholders and values constructive dialogue.

  3. Fujifilm Holdings Corp:

    Xerox has recently been subject to the whims of activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, who, notwithstanding their minority ownership of Xerox shares, have yanked the Xerox Board in more directions than can be counted.

  4. Fuji Xerox:

    We will detail for our shareholders the enormous opportunity for Xerox to sell products directly into the growing Asia-Pacific market with sole and exclusive use of the valuable Xerox name, and a more efficient, better managed supply chain than exists with Fuji Xerox today.

  5. Guhan Subramanian:

    With the caveat that I have not been privy to these negotiations, I find the rejection of the settlement by the Xerox board to be extraordinary and highly unusual.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. tacky
    • B. arbitrary
    • C. ambidextrous
    • D. ultimo

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