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unacknowledged use of one person's writing or idea by another person. In terms of ideas, it is not enough to use your own words if this is the result, e.g. although the words in the version below have been changed, the plagiarised version borrows the original idea.

Original: The big, brave horse was unable to hold its bold rider any longer.

Plagiarised version: The large, courageous horse could not hold its daring rider any more.