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"carbon copy" in British English

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carbon copynoun [C]

uk   /ˌkɑː.bən ˈkɒp.i/  us   /ˌkɑːr.bən ˈkɑː.pi/
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carbon copynoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑr·bən ˈkɑp·i/
an ​exact copy of something: fig. The ​girl is a carbon copy of her ​mother (= they are very ​similar).
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carbon copynoun [C]

uk   us  
(also carbon) WORKPLACE a ​copy of a ​document, made with carbon ​paper: When ​creditcards were first ​introduced, ​retailers had to ​run the ​card through a hand-held ​machine that ​created a carbon ​copy.
a ​person or thing that is very similar to or exactly like another ​person or thing: The ​markettrend we are ​following is almost a carbon ​copy of what's taken ​place in the US, Canada, and Australia.
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