A duplicate, by a letter, made by making use of carbon paper.
one or thing that closely resembles another.
a duplicate manufactured in an alternated stack of ordinary sheets of paper and carbon documents. The pression applied on the most notable sheet (by a pen or typewriter) triggers every carbon report to discharge its carbon cover, therefore reproducing the writing in the subjacent levels of paper.
initially, a copy of a document made by usage of a carbon report, nevertheless now made use of generally to mention to any copy of a document produced by a mechanical process, eg xerographic copying.