HyperDic: piracy

English > 2 senses of the word piracy:
NOUNactpiracy, buccaneeringhijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts
actpiracy, plagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisationthe act of plagiarizing
piracy > pronunciation
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English > piracy: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningHijacking on the high seas or in similar contexts; taking a ship or plane away from the control of those who are legally entitled to it.
Example"air piracy"
Broaderhighjacking, hijackingrobbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force
Spanishfilibusterismo, piratería
Catalanfilibusterisme, pirateria
Verbspiratetake arbitrarily or by force
English > piracy: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own.
Synonymsplagiarism, plagiarization, plagiarisation
Broadercopyright infringement, infringement of copyrightA violation of the rights secured by a copyright
Spanishpiratería, plagio
Catalanpirateria, plagi
Adjectivespiraticalcharacteristic of piracy / piracy
Verbspiratecopy illegally

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