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copy

verb [T]  /ˈkɑp·i/ us  

copy verb [T] (PRODUCE)

to produce something that is exactly like another thing, or to do something meant to be like someone or something else: The design was copied from a 19th-century wallpaper. He copied the file onto a diskette.

copy

noun  /ˈkɑp·i/ us  

copy noun (TEXT)

[U] text that is to be printed, or text that is used to sell a product: She writes advertising copy.

copy noun (SOMETHING PRODUCED)

[C] something that is exactly like another thing: I always keep copies of letters I have written. Please make two copies of this. [C] A copy is also a single unit of something produced in large numbers, usually for sale: I had a copy of her latest CD somewhere. We ordered ten copies of the book.
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