stealing ideas or actual passages from someone else's work and pretending they are your own
When writing an article attacking plagiarism, do not copy from someone else's work.
by yorrick hunt January 23, 2008
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to steal someone else's work or idea without permission in order to lesser their amount of work.
You should never plagiarize because you could go to jail for it.
by Millenidumb March 15, 2017
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To have sex with a Book, Article, or the Internet, and therefore reproducing its words but with your last name.
Plagiarism involves 5 key Stages:

Stage 1: John is assigned a term paper.

Stage 2: John goes to the Library.

Stage 3: John "Checks Out" a book.

Stage 4: John "Reads Between the Lines".

Stage 5: A few paper cuts later… His paper is written.

To sum it all up…

One night of fun equals a finished paper.
by Pics Or It Didn't Happen! October 25, 2010
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Plagiarism is the "wrongful appropriation" and "stealing and publication" of another author's "language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions" and the representation of them as one's own original work.

Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. It is subject to sanctions like penalties, suspension, and even expulsion. Recently, cases of 'extreme plagiarism' have been identified in academia. The modern concept of plagiarism as immoral and originality as an ideal emerged in Europe in the 18th century, particularly with the Romantic movement.

Plagiarism is not in itself a crime, but can constitute copyright infringement. In academia and industry, it is a serious ethical offense. Plagiarism and copyright infringement overlap to a considerable extent, but they are not equivalent concepts, and many types of plagiarism do not constitute copyright infringement, which is defined by copyright law and may be adjudicated by courts. Plagiarism is not defined or punished by law, but rather by institutions (including professional associations, educational institutions, and commercial entities, such as publishing companies).
This definition is my own original work, and NOT plagiarism. The fact that it coincides with Wikipedia is merely a coincidence.
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A term used to define ways people can acquire knowledge easily without actually using any of there own knowledge. Methods include copy and pasting information.
In class today Timmy had to write a report on the theory of evolution so he used plagiarism to help.
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Plagiarism is the representation of another author's language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions as one's own original work. In educational contexts, there are differing definitions of plagiarism depending on the institution.
This definition was copied and pasted from Wikipedia. Thus this is plagiarism.
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to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own; to be a crummy bastard.
Shae, this is the second time this month I've caught you trying plagiarize material. Stop being such a crummy bastard and do your own work!
by WOLFMOTH3R January 4, 2009
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