from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A machine or device that reproduces printed or digital material.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who duplicates anything; one who makes duplicates.
  • noun A machine or other coutrivance for making duplicates, as of a writing or drawing or the like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device that reproduces pages of typed, printed or written material; a copier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material


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  • Dolly

    October 9, 2008

  • "We prefer duplicators to mimeos even though the price is a little higher. They work faster, are easier to operate and print clearer leaflets. The Gestener Silk Screen Duplicator is the best bet. It turns out stuff almost as good as offset printing. You can do 10 thousand sheets an hour in an assortment of colors."

    - Abbie Hoffman, 'Steal This Book', 1971.

    February 18, 2009