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Mock vs. Copy — What's the Difference?

Mock vs. Copy — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mock and Copy

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Mock

Tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner
Opposition MPs mocked the government's decision

Copy

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

Mock

Make a replica or imitation of something.

Copy

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

Mock

Not authentic or real, but without the intention to deceive
Jim threw up his hands in mock horror
A mock-Georgian red brick house
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Copy

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

Mock

Mock examinations
Obtaining Grade A in mocks

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

Mock

An object of derision
He has become the mock of all his contemporaries

Copy

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

Mock

To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride
Was mocked for contradicting himself.
Mocked her superficial understanding of the issues.

Copy

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

Mock

To imitate in fun or derision
Mocked his high-pitched voice.

Copy

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

Mock

To mimic or resemble closely
A whistle that mocks the call of seabirds.

Copy

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

Mock

To frustrate the hopes or intentions of
"The massive blister mocked my efforts" (Willie Morris).

Copy

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

Mock

To cause to appear irrelevant, ineffectual, or impossible
"The Depression mocked the Puritan assumption that failure in life was the wages of sin when even the hardest-working, most pious husbands began to lose hope" (Walter McDougall).

Copy

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

Mock

To express scorn or ridicule; jeer
They mocked at the idea.

Copy

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

Mock

The act of mocking.

Copy

The words to be printed or spoken in an advertisement.

Mock

An object of scorn or derision
Became the mock of his associates.

Copy

Suitable source material for journalism
Celebrities make good copy.

Mock

Simulated; false; sham
A mock battle.

Copy

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

Mock

In an insincere or pretending manner
Mock sorrowful.

Copy

To follow as a model or pattern; imitate.

Mock

An imitation, usually of lesser quality.

Copy

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

Mock

; the act of mocking.

Copy

To make a copy or copies.

Mock

A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam.
He got a B in his History mock, but improved to an A in the exam.

Copy

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

Mock

(software engineering) A mockup or prototype; particularly, mock object, as used in unit testing.

Copy

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

Mock

To mimic, to simulate.

Copy

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

Mock

(rare) To create an artistic representation of.

Copy

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

Mock

To make fun of, especially by mimicking; to taunt.

Copy

(journalism) The text that is to be typeset.

Mock

To tantalise, and disappoint the hopes of.

Copy

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

Mock

To create a mockup or prototype of.

Copy

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

Mock

Imitation, not genuine; fake.
Mock leather
Mock trial
Mock turtle-soup

Copy

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

Mock

To imitate; to mimic; esp., to mimic in sport, contempt, or derision; to deride by mimicry.
To see the life as lively mocked as everStill sleep mocked death.
Mocking marriage with a dame of France.

Copy

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

Mock

To treat with scorn or contempt; to deride.
Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud.
Let not ambition mock their useful toil.

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.

Mock

To disappoint the hopes of; to deceive; to tantalize; as, to mock expectation.
Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies.
He will not . . . Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence.

Copy

Writing paper of a particular size, called also bastard.

Mock

To make sport in contempt or in jest; to speak in a scornful or jeering manner.
When thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
She had mocked at his proposal.

Copy

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

Mock

An act of ridicule or derision; a scornful or contemptuous act or speech; a sneer; a jibe; a jeer.
Fools make a mock at sin.

Copy

(obsolete) An abundance or plenty of anything.

Mock

Imitation; mimicry.

Copy

(obsolete) copyhold; tenure; lease

Mock

Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham.
That superior greatness and mock majesty.

Copy

(genetics) The result of gene or chromosomal duplication.

Mock

The act of mocking or ridiculing;
They made a mock of him

Copy

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

Mock

Treat with contempt;
The new constitution mocks all democratic principles

Copy

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

Mock

Imitate with mockery and derision;
The children mocked their handicapped classmate

Copy

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

Mock

Constituting a copy or imitation of something;
Boys in mock battle

Copy

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

Copy

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

Copy

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

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.

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.

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.

Copy

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

Copy

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

Copy

Copyhold; tenure; lease.

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.

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.

Copy

To make a copy or copies; to imitate.

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.

Copy

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

Copy

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

Copy

Matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials

Copy

Material suitable for a journalistic account;
Catastrophes make good copy

Copy

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

Copy

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

Copy

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

Copy

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

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