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Etymology

French copie, Mediaeval Latin copia "reproduction, transcript," from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] copia "plenty, means". It should be noted here of the possible relation of the modern copy to the hebrew כף caph. Although kaph means literally "cup", the kaph is also a hebrew letter that acts as a prepositional modifier meaning, appropriately, like or similar to.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
copy

Plural
copies

copy (copies)
  1. The result of copying (confer original); an identical duplication.
    Please bring me the copies of those reports.
  2. An imitation of inferior quality.
    That handbag is a copy. You can tell because the buckle is different.
  3. (journalism) The text that is to be typeset.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.
  5. (uncountable) The text of newspaper articles.
    Submit all copy to the appropriate editor.
  6. A school work pad.
    Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths copy.
  7. A printed edition of a book or magazine.
    Have you seen the latest copy of "Newsweek" yet?

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Verb

Infinitive
to copy

Third person singular
cop

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
i

to copy (third-person singular simple present cop, present participle i, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (transitive) To produce an object identical to a given object.
    Please copy these reports for me
  2. (transitive) To imitate.
    Don't copy my dance moves.
    Mom, he's copying me!
  3. (transitive) (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Receive a transmission successfully.
    Do you copy?

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Finnish

Noun

copy

  1. A copywriter.
  2. A copy (output of copywriter).

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