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"copy" in British English

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copyverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈkɒp.i/ us   /ˈkɑː.pi/
A2 to produce something so that it is the same as an original piece of work: They've copied the basic design from the Japanese model and added a few of their own refinements. Patricia's going to copy her novel onto a flash drive and send it to me.disapproving He was always copying from/off other students (= cheating by copying), but never got caught.

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copynoun

uk   /ˈkɒp.i/ us   /ˈkɑː.pi/
  • copy noun (VERSION)

B1 [C] something that has been made to be exactly like something else: This painting is only a copy - the original hangs in the Louvre. I always keep a copy of any official or important letters that I send off. Could you make a copy of (= use a special machine to copy) this for tomorrow's meeting, please?
B2 [C] a single book, newspaper, record, or other printed or recorded text of which many have been produced: The library has copies of all the national and local newspapers.

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(Definition of copy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"copy" in American English

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copyverb [T]

us   /ˈkɑp·i/
  • 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.

copynoun

us   /ˈkɑp·i/
  • 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.
(Definition of copy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"copy" in Business English

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copynoun

uk   /ˈkɒpi/ us  
[C] COMMERCE a single book, newspaper, CD, or other printed or recorded product, of which many have been produced: The 600-page volume has become an instant hit, selling 250,000 copies since its publication in October.a copy of sth Order your copy of her new album today! The company is offering a free copy of their anti-virus software.
[C] a document or other printed material that is exactly the same as another one, produced, for example, by using a photocopier or printing it more than once from a computer: Enclosed is a signed copy of the contract.make/take a copy I will need to take a copy of your passport.
[C] IT a computer file, document, etc. that is created to be exactly the same as another one: Before working on the file, make a copy and save it in another folder.
[C] COMMERCE a product that is made to look the same as another product, especially illegally: If you look closely at the label, you can tell it's a copy. The factories were for making illegal copies of software, CDs, and DVDs.
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[U] MARKETING the words used in advertising to help sell a product: The advertising copy is tested with consumer surveys.
[U] writing that is going to be printed in a book, magazine, etc.: The copy will be checked several times before publication.

copyverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɒpi/ us  
to make a copy of a letter, document, etc.: He was asked to copy the documents to keep on record. copy sth to sb The report was copied to all the senior members of the department.
IT to make a copy of a computer file, document, email, etc.: Copy the files and put them in a new folder.copy sth to sb Every email I send out, I also copy to my boss.
copy and paste
IT to make a copy of something on a computer screen and put it in a different place in a document or in a new document, file, or directory: Copy and paste the text from the box into a word processor document.
to use someone else's idea, design, etc., often illegally: It is a system that works well and that others can copy.
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(Definition of copy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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