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plagiarism

pla·gia·rism

plagiarism

 
pronunciation:
pleI jr ih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of wrongfully taking another's words, ideas, or the like and representing them as one's own.
The professor failed the student for plagiarism after she recognized the well-known passage that the student claimed to have written himself.
synonyms:
stealing
similar words:
appropriation, cheating, expropriation, forgery, imitation, piracy, theft
definition 2: that which has been plagiarized.
This essay is a plagiarism.
similar words:
copy, counterfeit, forgery, imitation, ripoff
derivations: plagiaristic (adj.), plagiarist (n.)
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The word plagiarism contains the following part:
-ism1 Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, state, practice, or instance of
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The suffix -ism1 attaches to Greek roots to form nouns which usually have a corresponding verb ending in "-ize, -ise". See also -ism2.