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1‘copies of his report had been sent to the tribunal’
duplicate, duplication, reprint, facsimile, photocopy, carbon copy, carbon, mimeograph, mimeo
trademark Xerox, photostat
2‘a copy of a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci’
replica, reproduction, replication, print, imitation, likeness, lookalike, representation, mock-up, dummy
counterfeit, forgery, fake, sham, bootleg
informal pirate, phoney, knock-off, dupe
3‘I checked my dad's original copy of the book’
edition, version, impression, imprint, issue
specimen, sample, example
4‘it is an unfortunate truth that bad news makes good copy’
articles, stories, features
1‘each form had to be copied and sent to a different editor’
duplicate, photocopy, xerox, photostat, mimeograph, make a photocopy of, take a photocopy of, run off
transcribe, reproduce, replicate, clone
2‘the portraits are copied from original paintings by Reynolds’
forge, fake, falsify, counterfeit, bootleg
3‘their sound was copied by a lot of jazz players’
imitate, mimic, ape, emulate, follow, echo, mirror, simulate, parrot, reproduce
plagiarize, poach, steal, infringe the copyright of
informal pirate, rip off, crib, lift
British informal nick, pinch
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