Simple Definition of carbon copy
: a copy of a document, letter, etc., that is made by using carbon paper
: a person or thing that is very similar to another person or thing
Full Definition of carbon copy
1 : a copy made by carbon paper
2 : duplicate <is a carbon copy of his father>
Examples of carbon copy
I'll need a carbon copy of that receipt.
She's a carbon copy of her mother.
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