American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A duplicate, as of a letter, made by using carbon paper.
- n. A person or thing that closely resembles another.
- n. A copy produced in an alternated stack of ordinary sheets of paper and carbon papers. The pression applied on the top sheet (by a pen or typewriter) causes every carbon paper to release its carbon cover, thus reproducing the writing on the subjacent layers of paper.
- n. Any duplicate.
- v. To create a carbon copy of.
- v. Internet make a copy for, send a duplicate to, cc
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. originally, a copy of a document made by use of a carbon paper, but now used generally to refer to any copy of a document made by a mechanical process, such as xerographic copying.
- n. a copy made with carbon paper
“His dada carbon copy of Emmett, except tallergrinned and took one hand off the steering wheel to give the Vulcan salute as well.”
“Inside lay the carbon copy of a letter, typed on an Underwood machine with a crooked lower-case "a": her father's type-writer; her father's words.”
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