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English definition of “carbon copy”

carbon copy

noun [C]
 
 
WRITING a copy of a written document that is made using carbon paper (= thin paper covered in carbon) Copying and copiesForgeryOffice equipmentCommunicating by telephonePaper and stationery
PERSON an exact copy of something: He's a carbon copy of his father.Copying and copiesForgery
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