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carbon copy

n. Abbr. cc
1.
a. A copy of a document made by using carbon paper.
b. A copy of a document made by using a photocopier or similar mechanism.
c. A copy of an electronic document sent to people in addition to the addressed recipient.
2. A person or thing that closely resembles another.
tr.v. carbon cop·ied, carbon cop·y·ing, carbon cop·ies
1.
a. To reproduce (a document) as a carbon copy.
b. To send (an electronic document) as a carbon copy.
2. To designate (someone) as the recipient of a carbon copy: I carbon copied my lawyer on all of the correspondence regarding the contract.

carbon copy

n
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a duplicate copy of writing, typewriting, or drawing obtained by using carbon paper. Often shortened to: carbon
2. informal a person or thing that is identical or very similar to another

car′bon cop′y


n.
1. a duplicate, as of something typewritten, made with carbon paper.
2. any near or exact duplicate; replica.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carbon copy - a copy made with carbon paper
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"

carbon copy

noun
Something closely resembling another:
Archaic: simulacre.
Translations
نُسْخَه، وَرَقَةُ كَرْبون
průklepkopie
gennemslagkopi
hiilikopio
indigómásolat
afrit
prieklep
karbon kopyası

carbon copy

n (Typing) → copia (in carta carbone) (fig) → copia f carbone inv
he's a carbon copy of his father → è tutto suo padre, è la copia carbone di suo padre

carbon

(ˈkaːbən)
an element occurring as diamond and graphite and also in coal etc.
carbon copy
a copy of writing or typing made by means of carbon paper.
carbon dioxide (daiˈoksaid)
a gas present in the air, breathed out by man and other animals.
carbon monoxide (məˈnoksaid)
a colourless, very poisonous gas which has no smell. Carbon monoxide is given off by car engines.
carbon paper
a type of paper coated with carbon etc which makes a copy when placed between the sheets being written or typed.
References in classic literature ?
Martin gathered together a number of carbon copies of his short stories, hesitated a moment, then added his "Sea Lyrics." They mounted their wheels on a late June afternoon and rode for the hills.
The work was excruciating--'If you made a mistake you had to correct five carbon copies'.
Marc Purdy, 25, Unemployed, Heaton: People are carbon copies of their friends, fashion here is tribal and cliquey.