Plagiarism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpleɪdʒərɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word plagiarism
Brit.  |ˈpleɪdʒərɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word plagiarism


- a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
- the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own (syn: piracy, plagiarisation, plagiarization)


The student has been accused of plagiarism.

The journal accused the professor of plagiarism.

claims that there are plagiarisms in the new software can't just copy the encyclopedia article verbatim for your report—that's plagiarism...

Word forms

singular: plagiarism
plural: plagiarisms
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