Plagiarism meaning

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Plagiarism is the act of copying or stealing someone else's words or ideas and passing them off as your own work.

An example of plagiarism is when you copy a paper from the Internet, put your name on it and turn it in as if you wrote it.

An example of plagiarism is when you buy a term paper or essay written by someone else and attempt to use it as your own.

An example of plagiarism is paraphrasing materials without correctly attributing the source or research text.

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The act or behavior of plagiarizing.
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Copying or stealing someone else’s words or ideas and claiming or presenting them as if they were your own. See also infringement.
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An instance of plagiarizing, especially a passage that is taken from the work of one person and reproduced in the work of another without attribution.
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(uncountable) The act of plagiarizing: the copying of another person's ideas, text, or other creative work, and presenting it as one's own, especially without permission.

Even if it's not illegal, plagiarism is usually frowned upon.

Copy from one, it's plagiarism. Copy from two, it's research.

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(uncountable) Text or other work resulting from this act.

The novel was awash in plagiarism, with entire passages lifted verbatim.

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The act of plagiarizing.
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An idea, plot, etc. that has been plagiarized.
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Using ideas, plots, text and other intellectual property developed by someone else while claiming it is your original work. The content in this encyclopedia was placed online in 1997, and although copyright notices are prominently displayed, thousands of definitions have been, and still are, copied to other websites without permission and without adding any reference to the source, typically in quantities from a half dozen to several hundred.Viva Texas!The most interesting copyright infringement was a Texas state agency, which copied about a hundred terms to their site years ago and added just one more of their own. The term they added was "plagiarism." True story! See copyright.
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Origin of plagiarism

  • From plagiary
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From plagiary +"Ž -ism.
    From Wiktionary