carbon paper Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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carbon papernoun [U]

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thinpaper with a ​covering of ​carbon or other ​darksubstance on one ​side, used between ​sheets of writing to make ​copies
(Definition of carbon paper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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carbon papernoun [U]

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WORKPLACE thinpaper with a ​covering of ​carbon or other dark substance on one ​side, which is used between ​pieces of ​paper to make ​copies of what someone writes or types: The ​photocopier, unlike ​carbonpaper, could be used to reproduce ​documents that already existed.
(Definition of carbon paper from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carbon paper”
in Chinese (Simplified) 复写纸…
in Turkish karbon kağıt…
in Russian копировальная бумага…
in Chinese (Traditional) 複寫紙…
in Polish kalka…
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