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English noun: copy

1. copy (communication) a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)


Synonymstranscript


Broader (hypernym)written account, written record


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. copy (artifact) a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing


SamplesShe made a copy of the designer dress.
The clone was a copy of its ancestor.


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)anamorphism, anamorphosis, autotype, carbon, carbon copy, cast, casting, clone, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, imitation, knockoff, miniature, modification, photocopy, print, quadruplicate, replica, replication, reproduction, toy, triplicate, xerox, xerox copy

3. copy (communication) matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials


Synonymswritten matter


Broader (hypernym)text, textual matter


Narrower (hyponym)dump, fair copy, filler

4. copy (communication) material suitable for a journalistic account


SamplesCatastrophes make good copy.


Broader (hypernym)material


Substance meronymjournalism, news media


English verb: copy

1. copy (creation) copy down as is


SamplesThe students were made to copy the alphabet over and over.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write


Narrower (hyponym)copy out, recopy

2. copy (creation) reproduce someone's behavior or looks


SamplesThe mime imitated the passers-by.
Children often copy their parents or older siblings.


Synonymsimitate, simulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reproduce


Narrower (hyponym)conform to, emulate, follow, follow, mime, mimic, mock, model, pattern, take after, take off

3. copy (creation) reproduce or make an exact copy of


SamplesReplicate the cell.
Copy the genetic information.


Synonymsreplicate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate


Domain categorybiological science, biology

4. copy (creation) make a replica of


SamplesCopy that drawing.
Re-create a picture by Rembrandt.


Synonymsre-create


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)back up, clone, hectograph, imitate, manifold, mimeo, mimeograph, roneo, trace









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