Definitions for plagiarismˈpleɪ dʒəˌrɪz əm, -dʒi əˌrɪz-

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  1. plagiarism(noun)

    a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work

  2. plagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisation, piracy(noun)

    the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own

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  1. plagiarism(Noun)

    The act of plagiarizing: the copying of another person's ideas, text or other creative work, and presenting it as one's own, especially without permission.

    Though plagiarism in and of itself is not illegal, it is usually frowned upon; and many cases of plagiarism involve illegal copyright violation.

  2. plagiarism(Noun)

    Text or other work resulting from this act.

    The novel contained many instances of plagiarism; in fact, some entire passages were lifted verbatim from other novelists' work.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Plagiarism(noun)

    the act or practice of plagiarizing

  2. Plagiarism(noun)

    that which plagiarized

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. plagiarisme.]

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  1. Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "purloining and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions," and the representation of them as one's own original work. The idea remains problematic with unclear definitions and unclear rules. The modern concept of plagiarism as immoral and originality as an ideal emerged in Europe only in the 18th century, particularly with the Romantic movement. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like expulsion. Plagiarism is not a crime per se but in academia and industry it is a serious ethical offense, and cases of plagiarism can constitute copyright infringement.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Plagiarism

    Passing off as one's own the work of another without credit.


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