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What do you understand by plagiarism? Why is it a punishable offence? Mention any two ways to avoid plagiarism.

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Plagiarism is the act of using or stealing someone else’s intellectual work, ideas etc. and passing it as your own work. In other words, plagiarism is a failure in giving credit to its source. 

Plagiarism is a fraud and violation of Intellectual Property Rights. Since IPR holds a legal entity status, violating its owners right is a legally punishable offence. 

Any two ways to avoid plagiarism:  

  • Be original 
  • Cite/acknowledge the source