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.