[ˈkɒpi] noun [C] I
1) something that is exactly like something else
This is not the original painting – it's a copy.[/ex]
Please send a copy of your birth certificate.[/ex]
I made copies of the report.[/ex]
2) a single newspaper, book, CD etc that is one of many that are all exactly the same
Her first album sold 100, 000 copies.[/ex]
Have you got a copy of yesterday's newspaper?[/ex]
hard copy
copy */*/*/[ˈkɒpi]
1) [T] to make a copy that is the same as the original thing
They were illegally copying videotapes and selling them.[/ex]
You can use the mouse to copy text from one part of the document to another.[/ex]
2) [I/T] to do something in the same way as someone else
Children learn by copying their parents.[/ex]
3) [T] to use someone else's ideas or methods
Their style of music was copied by a lot of other bands.[/ex]
4) [I/T] to look at someone else's work and dishonestly write the same as they have written, especially in an examination
- copy sb in
- copy sth to sb
Other ways of saying copymake a copy to copy something, especially using a machine ■ photocopy to copy a document using a special machine ■ reproduce to copy a picture, sound, or piece of writing, especially using modern technology ■ trace to copy a picture by placing transparent paper on top of it and following the lines with a pencil ■ plagiarize to copy someone else's words or ideas and pretend that they are your own ■ pirate to make an illegal copy of something such as a book, software, or a video

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