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Copied Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    copied See copy
Copied Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    copied adj : derived by copying something else; especially by following lines seen through a transparent sheet [syn: traced]
Copied Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    copy n
  1. a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record) [syn: transcript]
  2. a secondary representation of an original; "she made a copy of the designer dress"
  3. matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials [syn: written matter]
  4. material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes make good copy" v
  5. copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"
  6. reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings" [syn: imitate, simulate]
  7. biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information" [syn: replicate]
  8. make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt" [syn: re-create] [also: copied]
Copied Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Copy \Cop"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Copied; p. pr. & vb. n. Copying.] [Cf. F. copir, fr. LL. copiare. See Copy, n.]
  1. To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; -- often with out, sometimes with off. I like the work well; ere it be demanded (As like enough it will), I'd have it copied. --Shak. Let this be copied out, And keep it safe for our remembrance. --Shak.
  2. To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life. We copy instinctively the voices of our companions, their accents, and their modes of pronunciation. --Stewart.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Copied'

Copying is the duplication of information or an artifact based only on an instance of that information or artifact, and not using the process that originally generated it. With analog forms of information, copying is only possible to a limited degree of accuracy, which depends on the quality of the equipment used and the skill of the operator. There is some inevitable deterioration and accumulation of "noise" (random small changes, not sound) from original to copy; when successive generations of copy are made, this deterioration accumulates with each generation. With digital forms of information, copying is perfect. Copy and paste is frequently used for information a computer user selects and copies to an area he or she wishes.

Most high-accuracy copying techniques use the principle that there will be only one type of possible interpretation for each reading of data, and only one possible way to write an interpretation of data.

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