Plagiarism vs Fraud - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between plagiarism and fraud

is that plagiarism is (uncountable) the act of plagiarizing: the copying of another person's ideas, text or other creative work, and presenting it as one's own, especially without permission while fraud is any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.

As a verb fraud is

(obsolete) to defraud.

plagiarism

Noun

  • (uncountable) The act of plagiarizing: the copying of another person's ideas, text or other creative work, and presenting it as one's own, especially without permission.
  • Even if it's not illegal, plagiarism is usually frowned upon.
    Copy from one, it's plagiarism . Copy from two, it's research.
  • (uncountable) Text or other work resulting from this act.
  • The novel was awash in plagiarism , with entire passages lifted verbatim.

    fraud

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any act of deception carried out for the purpose of unfair, undeserved and/or unlawful gain.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • If success a lover's toil attends, / Few ask, if fraud or force attained his ends.
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  • The assumption of a false identity to such deceptive end.
  • A person who performs any such trick.
  • (obsolete) A trap or snare.
  • * Milton
  • to draw the proud King Ahab into fraud

    Synonyms

    * (criminal) deceit * trickery * hoky-poky * imposture * (person ) faker, fraudster, impostor, cheat(er), trickster

    See also

    * embezzlement * false billing * false advertising * forgery * identity theft * predatory lending * quackery * usury * white-collar crime

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To defraud