carbon copy


Definition of carbon copy

1 : a copy made by carbon paper
2 : duplicate is a carbon copy of his father

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Examples of carbon copy in a Sentence

I'll need a carbon copy of that receipt. She's a carbon copy of her mother.
Recent Examples on the Web Still, Collins promised the series isn’t a carbon copy of Star’s most famous work. Ariana Romero,, "Is Emily In Paris The New Sex & The City? Lily Collins Tells All," 4 Oct. 2020 The turnover story was almost a carbon copy from last week when St. Ignatius turned the ball over five times in a 17-0 loss against St. Edward, while Massillon forced three second-half turnovers in a 28-10 win over Benedictine. cleveland, "Massillon turns key turnovers into 21-14 victory over No. 8 St. Ignatius," 25 Sep. 2020 His first Premier League hat-trick in the 64th minute was almost a carbon copy, with Southampton's high defensive line exposed again by England international Kane, with Son finishing clinically. Paul Gittings, CNN, "Son Heung-min sends out message with four goals as Spurs rout Saints," 20 Sep. 2020 Last month, Instagram announced Reels, a product that is nearly a carbon copy of TikTok, in the United States and more than 50 other countries. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "YouTube announces its own TikTok competitor," 14 Sep. 2020 That is, obviously, mathematically impossible, which illustrates the difficulty of projecting a carbon copy of 2016. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, "Where the 2020 Presidential Election Stands," 3 Sep. 2020 Some of the best food on the fairgrounds is available elsewhere, either in carbon copy form or as a close facsimile. Star Tribune, "Welcome to the Star Tribune’s State Fair," 26 Aug. 2020 In fact, the statement is almost a carbon copy of the famous credo of Johnson & Johnson, beacon of capitalism, in place since 1943. WSJ, "What’s New About Stakeholder Capitalism?," 14 Aug. 2020 Dietrich, 31, is a carbon copy of Odor in a lot of ways. Dallas News, "Derek Dietrich makes quite the first impression, sparks Rangers’ eighth-inning rally vs. Mariners," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of carbon copy

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Oct 2020

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“Carbon copy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners 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

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