According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary 9th, Plagiarize can define as steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own, use (a created production) without crediting the source, to commit literary theft, present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
In other definition, plagiarism is to take and use as one’s own the thoughts, writings, or inventions of another (The Oxford English Dictionary, 1987).
According to dictionaries, Plagiarism can defined as the wrongful appropriation,close imitation, or purloining and publication of another author language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions, and the representation of them as one’s own original work, but the notion remains problematic with nebulous boundaries.
The Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct (2005) indicates that students may be disciplined for several different kinds of academic misconduct. These include cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, interference, and violation of course rules