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addaword.gifdefinition of electronic paper

noun
(also e-paper)
technology which is used for displaying text on a screen in the same way as ink appears on paper in printed books. This technology is used in e-readers.
Thirty-five years in the making, electronic paper is now closer than ever to changing the way we read, write, and study — a revolution so profound that some see it as second only to the invention of the printing press in the 15th century. Made of flexible material, requiring ultra-low power consumption, cheap to manufacture, and — most important — easy and convenient to read, e-papers of the future are just around the corner, with the promise to hold libraries on a chip and replace most printed newspapers before the end of the next decade.
Submitted from United States on 20/01/2010 12:18:00
Definition of electronic paper from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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