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 Friday looks to be a carbon copy of Thursday with clear skies and highs in the 60s. Mike Rose, cleveland, 28 Sep. 2021 About 15 minutes later, Weitzman and Pereira connected once again for a goal that was a carbon copy of their first score. Jacob Calvin Meyer,, 9 Sep. 2021 However, this isn’t to say that the iPhone 13 will be a carbon copy of its predecessor. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 23 Aug. 2021 One game later, Mora delivered a carbon copy against Minnesota United FC. oregonlive, 29 July 2021 To her left is 21-year-old Ava, famous for being her mom's carbon copy, who is jumping for joy, one foot and two arms lifted in the air. Iris Goldsztajn, Marie Claire, 24 Aug. 2021 Christine Hunsinger, a spokeswoman for RI Housing, said the letter was from the board’s chair, and that Magaziner’s name was meant to be included as a carbon copy recipient, not as a signatory., 2 Aug. 2021 Sunday’s forecast is a carbon copy of Saturday’s: clear skies and daytime temperatures climbing to 85 degrees. oregonlive, 10 July 2021 At this point, this was beginning to feel like a carbon copy of the last two weeks of Raw. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 25 May 2021

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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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7 Oct 2021

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“Carbon copy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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