pantograph

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pantograph
Definition
Noun 
A mechanical linkage based on parallelograms causing two objects to move in parallel; notably as a drawing aid.
A pantograph can be adjusted to make either scaled or exact copies.
Etymology
Noun 
A pattern printed on a document to reduce the ease of photocopying.
I was impressed by the quality of the pantograph.
I hadn't noticed it on the original, but the copies were covered in unpleasant lines.
Etymology
Noun 
A similarly-formed conductive device, now usually Z-shaped, that collects electric current from overhead lines for trains and trams.
Etymology
Meaning note
rail transport
Verb 
To engrave by means of a pantograph (parallel linkage) system.
Etymology
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Etymology
From French pantographe, from panto- (from Ancient Greek παντός ‎(pantós), genitive singular of πᾶν ‎(pân, “all”)) and -graphe (from γράφειν ‎(gráphein, “to write”))
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