/-rɪzəm; -rɪzəm/ n
(a) [U] action of plagiarizing 剽窃; 抄袭
*be accused of plagiarism 被控剽窃.
(b) [C] instance of this 剽窃; 抄袭.
[Date: 1600-1700; Origin: plagiary 'plagiarism' (17-19 centuries), from Latin plagiarius 'thief', from plagium 'hunting net']
when someone uses another person's words, ideas, or work and pretends they are their own
The journal accused the professor of plagiarism.
an idea, phrase, or story that has been copied from another person's work, without stating where it came from
claims that there are plagiarisms in the new software