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Copy vs. Ditto — What's the Difference?

Copy vs. Ditto — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Copy and Ditto

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Copy

A thing made to be similar or identical to another
The problem is telling which is the original document and which the copy
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Ditto

The same as stated above or before.
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Copy

A single specimen of a particular book, record, or other publication or issue
The record has sold more than a million copies
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Ditto

A duplicate; a copy.
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Copy

Matter to be printed
Copy for the next issue must be submitted by the beginning of the month
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Ditto

A pair of small marks ( " ) used to indicate that the word, phrase, or figure given above is to be repeated.
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Copy

A blank booklet or notebook used for schoolwork
You need a stock of exercise copies, A4 refill pads, and maths copies
Examinees will not be allowed to take pens, copies, or water bottles inside the test centre
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Ditto

As before.
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Copy

Make a similar or identical version of; reproduce
Each form had to be copied and sent to a different department
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Ditto

To duplicate (a document, for example).
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Copy

Imitate the style or behaviour of
Lifestyles that were copied from Miami and Fifth Avenue
Art students copied from approved old masters
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Ditto

That which was stated before, the aforesaid, the above, the same, likewise.
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Copy

Hear or understand someone speaking on a radio transmitter
This is Edwards, do you copy, over
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Ditto

A duplicate or copy of a document, particularly one created by a spirit duplicator.
Please run off twenty-four dittos of this assignment, for my students.
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Copy

An imitation or reproduction of an original; a duplicate
A copy of a painting.
Made two copies of the letter.
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Ditto

(by extension) A copy; an imitation.
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Copy

(Computers) A file that has the same data as another file
Stored on the server a copy of every document.
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Ditto

The ditto mark, 〃; a symbol, represented by two apostrophes, inverted commas, or quotation marks (" "), indicating that the item preceding is to be repeated.
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Copy

One example of a printed text, picture, film, or recording
An autographed copy of a novel.
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Ditto

A suit of clothes of the same colour throughout.
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Copy

Material, such as a manuscript, that is to be set in type.
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Ditto

As said before, likewise.
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Copy

The words to be printed or spoken in an advertisement.
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Ditto

(transitive) To repeat the aforesaid, the earlier action etc.
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Copy

Suitable source material for journalism
Celebrities make good copy.
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Ditto

(US) To make a copy using a ditto machine.
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Copy

To make a reproduction or copy of
Copied the note letter for letter.
Copied the file to a disk.
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Ditto

Used as an expression of agreement with what another person has said, or to indicate that what they have said equally applies to the person being addressed.
I'm really busy today! —Ditto!
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Copy

To follow as a model or pattern; imitate.
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Ditto

The aforesaid thing; the same (as before). Often contracted to do., or to two "turned commas" ("), or small marks. Used in bills, books of account, tables of names, etc., to save repetition.
A spacious table in the center, and a variety of smaller dittos in the corners.
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Copy

To include as an additional recipient of a written communication
Please copy me when you reply to her.
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Ditto

As before, or aforesaid; in the same manner; also.
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Copy

To make a copy or copies.
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Ditto

A mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
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Copy

To admit of being copied
Colored ink that does not copy well.
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Ditto

Repeat an action or statement;
The next speaker dittoed her argument
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Copy

To hear clearly or understand something said by radio communication
Mayday. Do you copy?.
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Copy

The result of copying; an identical duplicate of an original.
Please bring me the copies of those reports.
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Copy

An imitation, sometimes of inferior quality.
That handbag is a copy. You can tell because the buckle is different.
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Copy

(journalism) The text that is to be typeset.
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Copy

(journalism) A gender-neutral abbreviation for copy boy.
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Copy

The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.
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Copy

(uncountable) The text of newspaper articles.
Submit all copy to the appropriate editor.
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Copy

A school work pad.
Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths copy.
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Copy

A printed edition of a book or magazine.
Have you seen the latest copy of "Newsweek" yet?
The library has several copies of the Bible.
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Copy

Writing paper of a particular size, called also bastard.
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Copy

(obsolete) That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example.
His virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.
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Copy

(obsolete) An abundance or plenty of anything.
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Copy

(obsolete) copyhold; tenure; lease
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Copy

(genetics) The result of gene or chromosomal duplication.
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Copy

(transitive) To produce an object identical to a given object.
Please copy these reports for me.
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Copy

(transitive) To give or transmit a copy to (a person).
Make sure you copy me on that important memo.
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Copy

To place a copy of an object in memory for later use.
First copy the files, and then paste them in another directory.
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Copy

(transitive) To imitate.
Don't copy my dance moves.
Mom, he's copying me!
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Copy

(radio) To receive a transmission successfully.
Do you copy?
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Copy

An abundance or plenty of anything.
She was blessed with no more copy of wit, but to serve his humor thus.
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Copy

An imitation, transcript, or reproduction of an original work; as, a copy of a letter, an engraving, a painting, or a statue.
I have not the vanity to think my copy equal to the original.
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Copy

An individual book, or a single set of books containing the works of an author; as, a copy of the Bible; a copy of the works of Addison.
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Copy

That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example; as, his virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.
Let him first learn to write, after a copy, all the letters.
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Copy

Manuscript or printed matter to be set up in type; as, the printers are calling for more copy.
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Copy

A writing paper of a particular size. Same as Bastard. See under Paper.
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Copy

Copyhold; tenure; lease.
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Copy

To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; - often with out, sometimes with off.
I like the work well; ere it be demanded(As like enough it will), I'd have it copied.
Let this be copied out,And keep it safe for our remembrance.
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Copy

To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.
We copy instinctively the voices of our companions, their accents, and their modes of pronunciation.
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Copy

To make a copy or copies; to imitate.
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Copy

To yield a duplicate or transcript; as, the letter did not copy well.
Some . . . never fail, when they copy, to follow the bad as well as the good things.
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Copy

A reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)
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Copy

A secondary representation of an original;
She made a copy of the designer dress
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Copy

Matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
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Copy

Material suitable for a journalistic account;
Catastrophes make good copy
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Copy

Copy down as is;
The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over
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Copy

Reproduce someone's behavior or looks;
The mime imitated the passers-by
Children often copy their parents or older siblings
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Copy

Biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of;
Replicate the cell
Copy the genetic information
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Copy

Make a replica of;
Copy that drawing
Re-create a picture by Rembrandt
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