n 1: forming an image by the action of light on a specially coated charged plate; the latent image is developed with powders that adhere only to electrically charged areas; "edge enhancement is intrinsic in xerography"
nounEtymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1948 1. a process for copying graphic matter by the action of light on an electrically charged photoconductive insulating surface in which the latent image is developed with a resinous powder (as toner) 2.xeroradiography • xerographicadjective • xerographicallyadverb
n. a dry copying process in which black or coloured powder adheres to parts of a surface remaining electrically charged after exposure of the surface to light from an image of the document to be copied. Derivatives: xerographic adj. xerographically adv.