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.
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.
A similarly-formed conductive device, now usually Z-shaped, that collects electric current from overhead lines for trains and trams.
Meaning noterail transport
To engrave by means of a pantograph (parallel linkage) system.
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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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