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hectograph (duplicator)

Definition:

a duplicator consisting of a gelatin plate from which ink can be taken to make a copy

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

hectographs

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

copygraph | heliotype

Etymology:

German hektograph from hekto- ( from French hecto-, "hecto-") + -graph, "-graph"
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of hectograph...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

heliotype | heliotypy [synonym, sense-specific]

a printing process in which an impression is taken in ink from a gelatine surface that has been exposed under a negative and prepared for printing | ... (26 of 277 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/heliotype

Random House Dictionary:

collotype | collotyped [past tense] | collotyping [present participle] | albertype [printing, rare] | artotype [printing] | heliotype [printing] | heliotyped [past tense] | heliotyping [present participle] | photogelatin process [sense-specific]

any photomechanical process of printing from a plate coated with gelatin. | the plate used for this. | a print made from such a plate. | to produce (a ... (26 of 49 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/collotype

American Heritage Dictionary:

heliotype | heliotypy [sense-specific] | heliotypic [adjective, related]

A photomechanically produced plate for pictures or type made by exposing a ... | also "heliotypy": The process of producing a heliotype. (21 of 43 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/heliotype

Oxford Dictionary:

heliotype

Entry from World dictionary | [historical] | a picture obtained from a sensitized gelatin film exposed to light. (16 of 35 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/heliotype

heliotype [historical]

a picture obtained from a sensitized gelatin film exposed to light (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/heliotype

New World Dictionary:

collotype | heliotype | photogelatin process [sense-specific]

a photomechanical process by which inked reproductions are transferred to paper directly from an image formed on a sheet of hardened gelatin | the ... (23 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/collotype

Wiktionary:

heliotype | heliotypes [plural]

A picture obtained by the process of heliotypy. (8 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/heliotype

Wikipedia:

Hectograph | gelatin duplicator | jellygraph

a printing process which involves transfer of an original, prepared with special inks, to a pan of gelatin or a gelatin pad pulled tight on a metal frame. The hectograph was invented in Russia in 1869 by Mikhail Alisov. The special aniline dyes for... (44 of 992 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hectograph

Britannica Encyclopedia:

hectograph [machine]

direct-process duplicator using either gelatin or the spirit process for making a master copy. The gelatin process, now rarely used, requires the ... (22 of 255 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/259209​/hectograph

Merriam-Webster:

hectograph

a machine for making copies of a writing or drawing produced on a gelatin surface (15 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hectograph

Macmillan British Dictionary:

copier [countable] | copiers [plural]

a photocopier (2 of 27 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/copier

Cambridge Dictionary:

photocopier

a machine which makes copies of documents using a photographic process (11 of 18 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/photocopier

Columbia Encyclopedia:

printing | Ben Day, process | Benday, process | copying processes | four-color process | half tone | photocomposition machines | Ben Day | Ben Day, or Benday, process | ...

means of producing reproductions of written material or images in multiple copies. There are four traditional types of printing: relief printing (with ... (22 of 72 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0840168​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

duplicator | duplicators [plural]

something that makes copies, especially a machine for copying printed matter (11 of 22 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861606996​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

hectograph

Origin: German hektograph from hekto- ( from French hecto-, "hecto-") + -graph, "-graph"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hectograph

Merriam-Webster:

hectograph

First use: 1880

Origin: German Hektograph, from hekto- hect- + -graph -graph

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hectograph

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

hectograph

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "hectograph"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hectograph"

Audio 3: British English pronunciation of "hectograph"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hectograph

the Free Dictionary:

hectograph

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hectograph"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hectograph"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hectograph" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/hectograph

Google Dictionary:

hectograph | hectographs [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "hectograph"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hectograph

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hectograph"

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YourDictionary Audio:

hectograph

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hectograph" by speech synthesizer

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