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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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But at an SSC, even the plagiarists are accomplished, well-seasoned military professionals, many of whom have held command over thousands, rendered decisions impacting human life, assumed responsibility for multimillion-dollar equipment, and generally devoted their careers to the service of the Nation.
Like the plagiarist who lifts parts of a given text from its initial historical and cultural contexts and then reduces it to the context of his own enterprise, Olsen uses Helga to enrich his artwork.
67] Plagiarists act unethically by passing off others' work as their own but of course this element of passing off is absent when a work belongs to oneself.
You can also use a devilishly clever Bailey tool called a digital fingerprint to help you detect plagiarists.
The chief virtue of this learned book is to give due credit to the intricate thoughts of a man who had so thoroughly immersed himself in the orthodox theological tradition that he may at first sight appear to have been merely a conduit of received wisdom, even a plagiarist.
The journal demurred on the question of whether King a serial adulterer, shameless plagiarist, and fellow traveler with Communist subversives--was a fit subject of a national holiday.
The public perception of Wilde as a plagiarist or a sodomitical seducer', she pronounces, 'throws no light on his inner world'.
They go as far as to affirm that the English poet's only genius was to transcribe the words of the opera, with such skill and so faithfully that he seems to be the author of the composition; but of course he is a plagiarist.
When John Bigelow, for example, states that `having a plagiarist as the head of a university is like having an embezzler running an accounting firm', this certainly rings bells in these days of corporate fraud but it fails all the more substantial tests of institutional similarities.
If De Quincey's texts put the poetic names of Wordsworth and Coleridge into circulation, also put into the mix were Coleridge the plagiarist and bad house-guest, as well as a Wordsworth known for arrogance, unpopularity among his neighbors, and a less than attractive physical appearance.
Either it must bury its dead, close its ranks, and go forward into a landscape of increasing strangeness, replete with things shocking to a culture-trammelled understanding, or it must become, in Claude Houghton's expressive phrase, the plagiarist of its own past.
Gozzano's status as plagiarist and impostor, most notorious with regard to Le farfalle, now comes into prominence, but here Di Biagi turns it to positive account by highlighting Gozzano's own perception that the India (or Ceylon) that he saw was depressingly like a plagiarism of the books written about it.