Meaning of “fair copy” in the English Dictionary

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fair copynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌfeə ˈkɒp.i/ us /ˌfer ˈkɑː.pi/ UK

Examples from literature

  • He was employed to make a fair copy of the lecturer's rough manuscript for the reading to the public. 
  • I spent the following day in making a fair copy of my report and in having the plans done on a larger scale. 
  • Intending that she should read his letter, he omitted it till he made the fair copy. 
  • They look more like the rough draft than the fair copy. 
  • This fair copy also shows signs of haste: slips of the pen, repetition of words, a number of unimportant revisions. 

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

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