re·​copy (ˌ)rē-ˈkä-pē How to pronounce recopy (audio)
recopied; recopying; recopies

transitive verb

: to copy (something) again
I intended to bring up the example of the Irish monasteries during the Dark Ages. Monks in Ireland copied and recopied manuscripts at a time when parchment was being used as heating fuel in the rest of Europe.John Rember
The dictations were amended, edited, recopied, and left in an inchoate form for most of a century, until the editors at the Mark Twain Papers & Project decided to put them into shape.Steve Courtney

Examples of recopy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To counter the faulty machinery, election workers will have to manually recopy the mail-in ballots with illegible barcodes into new ballots under the election code, but every valid vote ultimately will be counted properly, Garcia said last week. Elizabeth Thompson, Dallas News, 2 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1684, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recopy was in 1684

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“Recopy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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