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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. a.
      something exactly like something else
      The disease occurs if someone inherits two copies of an abnormal gene.
  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.
    1. a.
      news, opinions, or information published in a newspaper or magazine
      good/great/interesting etc copy: His controversial remarks always make good copy.


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