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To transcribe Morse code signals into written form.
To reproduce graphical material usually by an electrostatic device.
To reproduce information in a new location and possibly in a different form, leaving the source of the information unchanged.
(computer science)
A string procedure in ALGOL by means of which a new byte string can be generated from an existing byte string.
(graphic arts)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in law, an exact duplicate of the text of any document. In the USSR a notarized copy has the same legal power as the original. [13–37O-3]

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


(1) To make a duplicate of the original. See Save As, shallow copy, Win Copy between windows, Win Copy/Move files/folders and XCopy.

(2) An internal DOS/Windows command for creating duplicate disk files. The Copy command, which uses a straightforward COPY-FROM-TO format, is widely used by programmers and power users. Following are several examples:

 copy *.* e:     all files to E drive

 copy e:\*.*     all files from E drive


 copy *.gif \backupcopy sales.doc \sales


 copy \images\*.gifcopy \sales\sales.doc


 copy logo.png logo2.png


 copy *.gif \backup /v


There is less to type if you are already in the folder you want to copy to. For example, if you want to copy into \budgets\2012, you can perform the operation from any command prompt, but if you change to the destination folder, there is less to type, as follows:
  C:\ABC>copy \xyz\*.*  \budgets\2012
  C:\ABC>copy \jkl\*.*  \budgets\2012
  C:\ABC>copy \mno\*.*  \budgets\2012

  C:\ABC>cd \budgets\2012
  C:\BUDGETS\2012>copy \xyz\*.* 
  C:\BUDGETS\2012>copy \jkl\*.* 
  C:\BUDGETS\2012>copy \mno\*.* 

Xcopy for More Options

The Copy command is very useful, but the Xcopy command can copy both files and folders and create new folders on the destination disk. See Xcopy.
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Consider using incremental image copies to reduce the batch processing window for very large database objects that are minimally modified between image copy backups.
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Now you must instruct Excel whether you want to move or copy the worksheets.
Maybe someone has a printed copy or a CDROM of an early meeting on their shelves, for a conference that is not now available online anywhere in the world.
Mari Fuentes-Martin, dean of students at UTB-TSC, says students who illegally copy books can face disciplinary action.
Thus, store the original videotape in a safe place (archival use) and make a copy of the original for multiple viewings (everyday use).
For example, a lending library may send only one copy of one article from a specific journal or periodical issue.
Gingerich began his pursuit of the extant copies of Copernicus' work in 1970 after discovering a copy annotated by Erasmus Reinhold (1511-53), the leading professor of astronomy at the time, and creator of the first astronomical tables based on Copernicus' geometric models.
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ImageNet in America is a chain of copy centres that has expanded from a typewriter-repair shop, with one man working on a kitchen table, to a national organization with 350 employees and eight regional offices.