plagiarism

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plagiarism (plā´jəriz´əm),

n an appropriation of the work, ideas, or words of another without proper acknowledgment.
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ELEANOR KUTZ: REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS--WHAT FACULTY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING ANTI-PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE IN TEACHING
As the scientific world prepares to mark bicentenary of the author of 'On the Origin of Species', a group of critics has commissioned computer experts with specialized anti-plagiarism software to scour Darwin's book, published in 1859, for similarities to a paper released the year before by Alfred Russel Wallace, a naturalist who worked for eight years in modern Indonesia.
Barack probably could have avoided all this fuss if he had just made a habit of running his speeches through some of the anti-plagiarism software that high school teachers use to make sure their students are not cutting and pasting ideas into their term papers.