One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing, poaching, appropriationView synonyms
- ‘Journalists don't have the monopoly on plagiarism, nor are they the worst offenders.’
- ‘When that becomes an acceptable practice, other forms of plagiarism don't seem so out of line.’
- ‘We have called him out several times on his blatant plagiarism in the Bahama Journal.’
- ‘It can be used to find more sophisticated cases of plagiarism or intellectual property theft.’
- ‘Much ink and accusations of plagiarism have been spilled over the story's origins.’
- ‘He had no intention of letting some musical shark claim a share of his royalties and copyright fees on the strength of an accusation of plagiarism.’
- ‘The judge has already said that, although there are similarities between book and film, they do not appear to amount to plagiarism.’
- ‘The accusations of plagiarism caught a lot of local and national media attention.’
- ‘Another main difference for me between now and then is that I no longer take plagiarism personally.’
- ‘There have been some charges of plagiarism on account of this reference which to my mind are spurious and nonsensical.’
- ‘These exchanges were seen as a healthy part of the distribution of information, not a form of piracy or plagiarism.’
- ‘However not all accusations of plagiarism are deemed to be founded in fact.’
- ‘Genuinely unaware of my plagiarism, I appear to have stolen this idea from Stuart.’
- ‘Towards the end, deception, fraud and plagiarism are laid bare.’
- ‘We end this week's Science Show with a reminder that there is a grand tradition of plagiarism in some places.’
- ‘An accusation of plagiarism assumes not only that you can spot a repetition but that you know where originality lies.’
- ‘It is especially so when such papers are tainted with plagiarism and dirty school politics.’
- ‘Anyone with that academic background knows the serious consequences of plagiarism of words and ideas.’
- ‘Students are particularly vulnerable to dangerous practices such as plagiarism.’
- ‘Practices that would not be considered to be plagiarism in a speech might be in a journalistic article.’
Early 17th century: from Latin plagiarius ‘kidnapper’ (from plagium ‘a kidnapping’, from Greek plagion) + -ism.
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