Cop·y·ing, a. & n. From Copy, v.
Copying ink. See under Ink.
Copying paper, thin unsized paper used for taking copies of letters, etc., in a copying press.
Copying press, a machine for taking by pressure, an exact copy of letters, etc., written in copying ink.
Cop·y v. t. [imp. & p. p. Copied p. pr. & vb. n. Copying.]
1. To make a copy or copies of; to write; print, engrave, or paint after an original; to duplicate; to reproduce; to transcribe; as, to copy a manuscript, inscription, design, painting, etc.; -- often with out, sometimes with off.
I like the work well; ere it be demanded
(As like enough it will), I'd have it copied. --Shak.
Let this be copied out,
And keep it safe for our remembrance. --Shak.
2. To imitate; to attempt to resemble, as in manners or course of life.
We copy instinctively the voices of our companions, their accents, and their modes of pronunciation. --Stewart.
n : an act of copying