In computing, copy is a command in RT-11, RSX-11, OpenVMS, DOS, OS/2 and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The command copies computer files from one directory to another. The destination defaults to the current working directory. If more than one source file is indicated, the destination must be a directory. The equivalent Unix command is cp. A more advanced copy command is called xcopy.

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  1. The result of copying; an identical duplicate of an original.
    Please bring me the copies of those reports.
  2. An imitation, sometimes of inferior quality.
    That handbag is a copy. You can tell because the buckle is different.
  3. The text that is to be typeset.
  4. A gender-neutral abbreviation for copy boy
  5. The output of copywriters, who are employed to write material which encourages consumers to buy goods or services.
  6. The text of newspaper articles.
    Submit all copy to the appropriate editor.
  7. A school work pad.
    Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths copy.
  8. 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.
  9. Writing paper of a particular size, called also bastard.
  10. That which is to be imitated, transcribed, or reproduced; a pattern, model, or example.
    His virtues are an excellent copy for imitation.
  11. An abundance or plenty of anything.
  12. copyhold; tenure; lease


  1. To produce an object identical to a given object.
    Please copy these reports for me
  2. To place a copy of an object in memory for later use.
    First copy the files, and then paste them in another directory.
  3. To imitate.
    Don't copy my dance moves.
    Mom, he's copying me!
  4. To receive a transmission successfully.
    Do you copy?

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