carbon copy

noun

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.

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That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Know About the 2020 Toyota Supra," 16 Jan. 2019 But a carbon copy deflection by Kadar at the other end in the 92nd minute triggered celebrations among the travelling support. Afp, chicagotribune.com, "Australia upend Hungary in last World Cup friendly," 9 June 2018 Paltrow herself is a virtual a carbon copy of her mother, actress Blythe Danner. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Gwyneth Paltrow Shares a Mom-Daughter Selfie With Apple—And They’re Practically Twins," 26 Sep. 2018 Like a 21st-century carbon copy, Bamboo Slate uses its pressure-sensitive technology to create backups of handwritten notes. Steven Melendez, WSJ, "Tablets That Let You Handwrite Notes...Digitally," 12 Oct. 2018 That's a plus: With five years of development distance between the Supra and Z4, the two cars should have unique personalities, especially compared to the 86/FR-S that was, aside from some minor differences, a carbon copy of the Subaru BRZ. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, "What To Know About the 2019 Toyota Supra," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of carbon copy

1876, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of carbon copy was in 1876

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carbon copy

noun

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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