carbon copy

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

carbon copy (plural carbon copies)

  1. 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.
    Please make a carbon copy of this contract for our records.
  2. Any duplicate.
    This new home is simply a carbon copy of the one down the street.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

carbon copy (third-person singular simple present carbon copies, present participle carbon copying, simple past and past participle carbon copied)

  1. To create a carbon copy of.
    Please carbon copy this contract for our records.
  2. (Internet) To send a duplicate copy of a email to.

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.