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carbon copy

1. A copy of a document that is made by placing a sheet of carbon paper under the original so that the print gets transferred from the original to the sheet of paper below it. Carbon copies are largely obsolete but are still used in some cases for receipts. Could you please make a carbon copy of that invoice? I need it for my records.
2. To include additional recipients on an email message that is intended for, or directed to, another person. Often abbreviated as "cc." Please carbon copy me on that email to Janice. I want her to know I am aware of the situation.
3. A person or thing that closely resembles someone or something else in looks or attributes. Even though they were born several years apart, Darren is a carbon copy of his brother. They have the same gait, mannerisms, and hairstyle.
See also: carbon, copy

carbon copy

A person or thing that closely resembles another, as in Our grandson is a carbon copy of his dad. Originally this term meant a copy of a document made by using carbon paper. The linguistic transfer to other kinds of duplicate survived the demise of carbon paper (replaced by photocopiers, computer printers, and other more sophisticated devices). [c. 1870]
See also: carbon, copy
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Carbon Copy 32, which is compatible with all other versions of Carbon Copy, is the latest product in Microcom's family of remote access solutions.
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5 also introduces new usability enhancements such as the ability to add carbon copy (CC) and blind carbon copy (BCC) recipients for the file transfer process.
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The Pencil Man would begin by filling out a betting slip and being handed a time-stamped carbon copy by the clerk.
It was awful, a terrible experience and almost a carbon copy of last time," said Holmes.
Bcc means "blind carbon copy," and it allows you to send e-mails to as many friends as you wish without disclosing your entire mailing list to every recipient.
His passion is for individual freedom--neither as a carbon copy of a heterosexual nor as a gay victim.
Record Authenticity eI maintains a carbon copy of the complete record to ensure tamper-proof safeguards on all information for authentic metadata recovery at any time without any system downtime
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Pocket Carbon Copy allows handheld PC users to access information from their desktop PC at any remote location.
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