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Understanding Plagiarism: Definitions


Bibliography - the works or a list of the works referred to in a text or consulted by the author in its production.

Citation- the citing of a book or other source; a passage cited.

Common Knowledge - is factual information that can be found in many sources and is likely to be known by many or most people.

Endnote - a note, similar to a footnote, printed at the end of a book, chapter, article, etc.

Footnote - an additional piece of information printed at the bottom of a page.

Paraphrase - express the meaning of (something written or spoken) using different words to achieve greater clarity: you can either quote of paraphrase literary texts.

Plagiarism- the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

Quotation - a group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.


*Sources: Merriam-Webster Dictionary, The Oxford American Dictionary of Current English, The Canadian Oxford Dictionary

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