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[mim-ee-uh-graf, -grahf] /ˈmɪm i əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/

a printing machine with an ink-fed drum, around which a cut waxed stencil is placed and which rotates as successive sheets of paper are fed into it.
a copy made from a mimeograph.
verb (used with object)
to duplicate (something) by means of a mimeograph.
/ˈmɪmɪəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
trademark an office machine for printing multiple copies of text or line drawings from an inked drum to which a cut stencil is fixed
a copy produced by this machine
to print copies from (a prepared stencil) using this machine

1889, “copying machine” (invented by Edison), from Greek mimeisthai “to mimic, represent, imitate, portray,” in art, “to express by means of imitation,” from mimos “mime” (see mime (n.)) + -graphos, from graphein “to write” (see -graphy). A proprietary name from 1903 to 1948. The verb meaning “to reproduce by means of a mimeograph” is first attested 1895. Related: Mimeographed; mimeographing.


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