stationery

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1. General: Office supplies (specially paper and envelopes) used for writing, typing, or printing. Not to be confused with 'stationary' which means not moving or having a fixed position.
2. Computing: Several kinds of paper used in printers, such as (1) Single sheet stationery: Paper cut into standard sizes (such as letter, legal, A4), sold usually in reams of 500 sheets and used mainly with friction-feed printers such as inkjet and laser printers. (2) Continuous stationery: fan-folded paper with sprocket holes on sides and transverse perforations for easy separation into individual sheets, used mainly with impact printers.
It is of two types: (a) 'single part' consists of only one sheet (ply) of paper, whereas (b) 'multipart' may have two, three, or more plies of 'carbonless' copying paper; the top ply serves as the original and the others as copies. (3) Roll stationery: continuous roll of paper with no folds or perforations but may have sprocket holes on sides, used mainly with impact or thermal printers such as fax machines.

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Even though we mostly just use computers now sometimes its good to jot your ideas down on stationery the old fashioned way.
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I suggested that Julia order more stationery as we want to have every tool that can possibly be helpful in our office.
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All of the stationery that the office uses, is kept in the large cabinet, by the wall, next to the printer.
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