Plagiarism Resources

Plagiarism

noun

1.

an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language andthoughts of another author without authorization and therepresentation of that author's work as one's own, as by not creditingthe original author:

It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau's plagiarism of a line written byMontaigne.

Synonyms: appropriation, infringement, piracy, counterfeiting; theft,borrowing, cribbing, passing off.

2.

a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use orimitation:

“These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said,tossing them angrily on the floor.

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