“The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.” (dictionary)
Copying the definition, without attribution, is that plagiarism?
In any case, it’s an ethical question. And as an author? It’s a very touchy subject.
However, I’m sure that the definition is pretty clear. There’s a special place in hell for people who violate that principle. I don’t know if that’s true, but I have to believe that. I have to.
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