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Noun: plagiarism  'pley-j(ee-)u,ri-zum
  1. A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
  2. The act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
    - plagiarization, plagiarisation [Brit], piracy, plagiary

Derived forms: plagiarisms

Type of: copyright infringement, infringement of copyright, piece of writing, writing, written material

Encyclopedia: Plagiarism