Plagiarism Definitions

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Plagiarism Definitions


The concise Oxford dictionary (6th edition) (1976)
Plagiarize - Take and use another person's (thoughts, writings, inventions) as one's own.

Collin's pocket English dictionary (1987)
Plagiarism is the taking of ideas, writings, etc. from another and passing them off as one's own

Collins COBUILD English language dictionary (1987)
If you plagiarize someone else's ideas or part of a piece of writing or music by someone else, you use it in your own work and pretend that you thought of it or created it.

The Cambridge international dictionary of English (1995)
Plagiarize - To use (another person's idea or part of their work) and pretend that it is your own.

The Oxford advanced learner's dictionary (5th edition) (1995)
Plagiarize - To take somebody else's ideas or words, and use them as if they were one's own.

The Oxford advanced learner's dictionary (6th edition) (2000)
Plagiarize - To copy another person's words or work and pretend that they are your own.

Funk and Wagnalls' new standard dictionary (1921)
Plagiarism is the act of appropriating the ideas, writings, or inventions of another without due acknowledgment; specifically, the stealing of passages either for a word or in substance, from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.

MLA handbook for writers of research papers (1995)
To use another person's ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source is to plagiarize.