from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of plagiarizing.
- n. Something plagiarized.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of plagiarizing: the copying of another person's ideas, text, or other creative work, and presenting it as one's own, especially without permission.
- n. Text or other work resulting from this act.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or practice of plagiarizing.
- n. That which is plagiarized; a work which has been plagiarized.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The purloining or wrongful appropriation of another's ideas, writings, artistic designs, etc., and giving these forth as one's own; specifically, the offense of taking passages from another's compositions, and publishing them, either word for word or in substance, as one's own; literary theft.
- n. A passage or thought thus stolen.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own
- n. a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
From plagiary.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From plagiary + -ism. (Wiktionary)