Plagiarism is a combination of cheating and theft. According to the Oxford English Dictionary Online (OED), the definition of plagiarism is:
“The action or practice of
taking someone else's work,
idea, etc., and passing it off
as one's own; literary theft.”
Often, especially for students inexperienced in writing scholarly papers, plagiarism is unintentional. However, whether intentional or unintentional, the consequences can be severe. So, be aware and be informed!
“plagiarism, n.” (September 2012). In Oxford English dictionary online.Retrieved from http://www.oed.com/
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