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Definition of "plagiarism" []

  • The act of plagiarizing. (noun)
  • Something plagiarized. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "plagiarism" in a sentence
  • "UPDATE: Here's a longer piece by Anderson who does not use the term plagiarism, including a detailed list of passages displaying unacknowledged overlap and repetition."
  • "He also says plagiarism is actually a form of identity theft, because the ideas of an author are his identity."
  • ""Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, surely you can see that the charge that my client has committed plagiarism is less parsimonious than her claim that she was divinely inspired?""