meaning of carbon copy

carbon copy meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1895, from carbon (report) + backup (letter.). A duplicate in some recoverable format made using carbon paper. The figurative feeling is from 1944. In addition as a verb, "send a carbon content (of one thing)," and therefore often abbreviated c.c.

carbon copy meaning in General Dictionary

a copy made out of carbon report

Sentence Examples with the word carbon copy

Dean explained how Annie Quincy too had ended her life, in a carbon copy fashion, with Edith mimicking the century-old life to its final extreme.

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