Plagiarism occurs when someone deliberately uses someone else’s language, ideas, or other original (not common-knowledge) material without acknowledging the source.
Plagiarism is cheating. Examples include;
There is nothing simple about plagiarism;
Plagiarism can occur in many forms besides writing: art, music, computer code, mathematics, speeches, and scientific work can also be plagiarized.
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