carbon copy definition

  • noun:
    • 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.
    • Any duplicate.
    • 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.
    • a duplicate made with carbon paper
  • verb:
    • to produce a carbon content of.
    • make a copy for, send a duplicate to, cc

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