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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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The complainant claimed that Dr Khan had plagiarised 104 of the thesis' 289 pages, which was submitted in 2003 and notified by the University of Peshawar in 2004.
Persaud - who was resident psychiatrist on This Morning and guest on other TV and radio programmes including Richard And Judy - admits using four plagiarised research papers in his book.
Mr Donne said Dr Persaud blamed sub-editors after an article for the Times Educational Supplement (TES) in February 2005 failed to acknowledge the scholar whose work he plagiarised.
Tony Antoniou stepped down as dean of Durham University's business school last September following allegations that he plagiarised work for a research article and for part of his doctoral degree.
Schools are also installing computer equipment able to detect when submitted work contains chunks of plagiarised text.
But an awful amount can be plagiarised, particularly from the internet.
The family of Vladimir Nabokov, author of the controversial literary classic 'Lolita', has denied claims that the title character and basis of the novel were plagiarised from a German novella.
Peter Dunn, spokesman for the University of Warwick, said it would be apparent almost immediately if students had plagiarised work.