- to send a duplicate of a document, email, or the like to: I always cc my boss when I write a memo to my staff.
- to send (a duplicate of a document, email, or the like) to someone: Jim, please cc this to each of the department heads.
Origin of cc
initialism for carbon copy; with reference to the former use of carbon paper to make copies, now replaced by electronic or photocopied documents
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- carbon copy or copies
- Southern African close corporation
- cubic centimetre(s)
- Cocos Islands
- City Council
- (in Britain) Competition Commission
- County Council
- Cricket Club
- Companion of the Order of Canada
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Word Origin and History for cc'ed
1936 as abbreviation of carbon copy in business correspondence.
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- chief complaint
- cubic centimeter
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- Abbreviation of cubic centimeter
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