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Which best defines plagiarism?

the illegal practice of passing the work of another as one’s own work
the illegal practice of restating the work of another in one’s own words
the careful citation of language taken directly from another source
the careful citation of ideas taken directly from an outside source

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    The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own
  • Answer:

    A). The illegal practice of passing the work of another as one’s own work.

    Explanation:

    Plagiarism is demonstrated as illicitly copying or using ideas, text, or any other creative work of someone else and presenting them as one's own without appropriately acknowledging or citing the source.

    As per the question, option A best displays the definition of 'plagiarism' as it appropriately defines and describes it as 'the illegal practice of passing the work of another as one’s own work'. Such practice is considered illegitimate or unlawful as it involves imitating someone's creative ideas or expressions without admitting or acknowledging any credit to the person(whose ideas have been stolen or imitated). Thus, option A is the correct answer.

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