What does xerox mean?

Definitions for xeroxˈzɪər ɒks

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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.

  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.

  3. Xerox(Noun)

    A Xerox brand photocopier.

    Our new photocopying machine is a Xerox.

  4. Xerox(ProperNoun)

    Xerox Corporation, a global document management company.

  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.

  6. Origin: 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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sean Collins:

    Xerox welcomes open communications with shareholders and values constructive dialogue.

  2. Carl Icahn:

    To be clear, the primary reason Xerox stock is up 30 percent year-to-date is the Conduent spin-off that I spent over a year fighting for.

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