from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A copy of a document made by using carbon paper.
  • noun A copy of a document made by using a photocopier or similar mechanism.
  • noun A copy of an electronic document sent to people in addition to the addressed recipient.
  • noun A person or thing that closely resembles another.
  • transitive verb To reproduce (a document) as a carbon copy.
  • transitive verb To send (an electronic document) as a carbon copy.
  • transitive verb To designate (someone) as the recipient of a carbon copy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun Any duplicate.
  • verb To create a carbon copy of.
  • verb Internet make a copy for, send a duplicate to, cc

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  • noun a copy made with carbon paper


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  • I'll bet you've never made one, Slumry! I have! :^D

    August 12, 2007

  • What? Never made a carbon copy? What?

    August 12, 2007

  • I'll bet you can't even buy 'em, or find 'em outside of a museum!

    August 12, 2007

  • Apparently you can still buy carbon paper; if I rummaged enough, I probably would find some at home.

    August 12, 2007

  • I don't miss this stuff at all, though. Always made one's fingers black (or blue).

    August 20, 2007