carbon copy

a duplicate of anything written or typed, made by using a photocopier or, formerly, by using carbon paper. Abbreviation: cc
a copy of an e-mail or other electronic document that is sent to one or more people in addition to the primary addressee. Abbreviation: cc
a near or exact duplicate of a given person or thing; replica: She's a carbon copy of her mother.

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carbon copy
1.  Often shortened to: carbon a duplicate copy of writing, typewriting, or drawing obtained by using carbon paper
2.  informal a person or thing that is identical or very similar to another

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Main Entry:  carbon-copy
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to make a carbon copy of; to send a duplicate of a communication to someone else
Example:  All email systems provide a way to carbon-copy and blind carbon-copy others.
Etymology:  1914's 21st Century Lexicon
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carbon copy
1895, from carbon + copy. The fig. sense is from 1944.
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