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noun copy pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒpi/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a document, computer file etc that is exactly like the original one
    copy of:

    Please enclose a copy of your birth certificate.

    Keep back-up copies of all your Word files.

    make a copy (of something):

    I made copies of the report for the meeting.

    1. b.
      something that is deliberately made to look the same as something else

      It’s not a genuine Tudor table, but it’s a good copy.

  2. 2
    [countable] a single newspaper, book, CD, piece of software etc that is one of many that are all exactly the same

    Her first album sold 100,000 copies.

    copy of:

    Have you got a copy of yesterday’s newspaper?

  3. 3
    [uncountable] writing that is ready to be published in a newspaper or magazine

    Copy for our April issue must be submitted by 20th March.


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