Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: copie, from Latin copia; COPIOUS


1 noun
Related topics: Newspapers, Publishing
cop‧y1 S1 W2 plural copies
1 [countable] something that is made to be exactly like another thing
copy of
She forwarded them a copy of her British passport.
This chair is a copy of an original design.
Be sure to make copies of all the documents.
back-up copies of your files
2 [countable]TCN one of many books, magazines, records etc that are all exactly the same
copy of
We have six copies of the movie to give away.
a copy of the local newspaper
The hardback costs £16.99 a copy.
The record sold a million copies.
Free copies are available on request.
3 [uncountable]TCN technical something written in order to be printed in a newspaper, magazine, advertisement etc:
Now that I've seen the finished copy, I'm delighted.

good copy

informalTCN interesting news:
The interviews made good copy and helped with the film's publicity.
fair copy, hard copy, soft copyWORD FOCUS: computer WORD FOCUS: computer
people who work with computers: user, programmer, web designer, IT person, software engineer, (systems) analyst, administrator, webmaster, helpdesk, techie informal, geek disapproving informal

someone who tries to break into a computer system: hacker, cracker

things you do with your computer: start up/power up your computer
a file or document
click on
an icon
cut and paste
pieces of text
files or programs
scroll up and down
the page
things you do not want
files or pictures from the Internet
CDs or DVDs
a file or document
your work
shut down
your computer

computer problems: bug, virus, error, corrupted file/data, crash, worm

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