According to the Oxford English Dictionary, plagiarism is "the wrongful appropriation or purloining, and publication as one's own, of the ideas or the expression of the ideas of another." J.A. Simpson & E.S.C. Weiner, 11 The Oxford English Dictionary 947 (Clarendon Press 2nd ed. 1989).
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines plagiarism as: "to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own; ... to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source." Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 946 (11th ed. 2003).
There are many types of plagiarism, including doing any of the following without appropriate attribution:
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