Definition of carbon copy in English:

carbon copy

Syllabification: car·bon cop·y

noun

  • 1A copy of written or typed material made with carbon paper.
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    • What is anyone going to say that won't be a carbon copy of what we wrote after 9 / 11, after Bali, after Beslan, after Madrid?
    • Pupils wishing to leave school during the day will be given a carbon copy of a signed slip on production of an appropriate letter, note or telephone call that must then be carried with them.
    • In more ways than one, because there were no photocopiers, and even if you had made a carbon copy when you typed out your book, that copy was likely to be somewhat untidy.
  • 1.1A person or thing identical or very similar to another: Karl was a carbon copy of his father
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    • The sounds are nothing groundbreaking, but at least each song is not a carbon copy of the previous track.
    • But why make a carbon copy of the original version?
    • In other cricket, the second England v Zimbabwe match was a carbon copy of the first.

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