Definition of carbon paper
: a thin paper faced with a waxy pigmented coating so that when placed between two sheets of paper the pressure of writing or typing on the top sheet causes transfer of pigment to the bottom sheet
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CARBON PAPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carbon paper for English Language Learners
: paper with a dark substance on one side that is placed between two other pieces of paper and used to make copies of documents
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