photocopy pho‧to‧cop‧y [ˈfəʊtəʊˌkɒpi ǁ ˈfoʊtəˌkɑːpi] noun photocopies PLURALFORM [countable]
a photographic copy of a document etc, made using a photocopier:

• He made a photocopy of the letter which he sent to a solicitor.

— photocopy verb [transitive] :

• You should always photocopy original documents in case they are lost in the post.

Photocopying facilities are available.

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photocopy UK US /ˈfəʊtəʊˌkɒpi/ noun [C] (plural photocopies) (also copy)
a photographic copy of a document made on a photocopier: make/keep a photocopy »

If you send off any documents, be sure to keep a photocopy.

a photocopy of sth »

I forgot to make a photocopy of my tax return.


a black-and-white/colour photocopy

photocopy UK US /ˈfəʊtəʊˌkɒpi/ verb (also copy)
[T or I] to make a photographic copy of a document on a photocopier: »

You cannot photocopy or scan any of the documents in the reading room.


Printing, fax, and photocopying facilities are offered at a fee.

[I] to be copied using a photocopier: photocopy well/badly »

This yellow logo doesn't photocopy very well in black and white.

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