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photostat

noun [C] uk   /ˈfəʊ.tə.stæt/ us    /ˈfoʊ.t̬oʊ-/
a machine used especially in the past to make photographic copies of documents, or a copy made by such a machine
photostat
verb [T] uk   ( plural -tt-) us  
Translations of “photostat”
in Chinese (Traditional) 直接影印機, 直接影印本…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直接影印机, 直接影印件…
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