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 24, 2008
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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.
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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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Plagiarism would be stealing somebody else's work and claiming it as your own.
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Michael Hanson plagiarism’d the shit out of that Etsy shop.
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it's what most ignorant students especially middle schoolers like to do. it is the act of copying someone else's own hard work from the internet, a book, a novel, an essay, a research paper, etc. and claiming it's your own work. it is academic dishonesty or in other words academic fraud. the consequences to this kind of act if caught are getting a zero or failing grade, getting suspended or worse expulsion. so don't do it because everyone should know it's dishonest and it's not your work. things could be worse if caught, doing this kind of action can cost your chances getting into a good college or university and this can also cost you a job in the future.
brenda: hey victoria!
victoria: hey mom!
brenda: how was school today?
victoria: it was really good i got a a- on my in class essay.
brenda: well good for you! speaking of which, today i was looking at my students essays they submitted atturnitin.com and one of my student's essays came up as 76% plagiarized, therefore this student received a zero.
victoria: sucks for them! that's why i always never resort to plagiarism at any time.
brenda: good because if i find out you ever cheat in school i'm going to request your grade to your teacher as a zero.
victoria: well you don't have to worry about that.
by cooldudebb March 17, 2010
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