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Definition of 'copy'


  1. a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
       Synonyms: transcript
  2. a secondary representation of an original; "she made a copy of the designer dress"
  3. matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
       Synonyms: written matter
  4. material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes make good copy"


  1. copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"
  2. reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"
       Synonyms: imitate simulate
  3. reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
       Synonyms: replicate
  4. make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"
       Synonyms: re-create

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