What Does Plagiarism Mean?


Plagiarism refers to the act of stealing someone's intellectual property without his/her consent and due recognition. It is a practice of trying to claim credit for someone else's ideas, writings, concepts etc.
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[pley-juh-riz-uhm, -jee-uh-riz-]
an act or instance of using or closely imitating the language and thoughts of another author without authorization and the representation of that author's work as one's own, as by not crediting the original author: It is said that he plagiarized Thoreau's plagiarism of a line written by Montaigne.
a piece of writing or other work reflecting such unauthorized use or imitation: “These two manuscripts are clearly plagiarisms,” the editor said, tossing them angrily on the floor.
Source: Dictionary.com
Plagiarism is a practice that involves the copying of someone else's material, usually without permission and claiming it to be your own. In the literary world, this is considered a crime that can be punishable by law.
Plagiarism means taking someone's words and using them as your own. When you want to use someone's words you should make sure to cite them.
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