copy protection


noun Computers.

a routine that is included in a program by its publisher to prevent the software from being duplicated except for a single backup copy.

Nearby words

  1. copy editor,
  2. copy in,
  3. copy machine,
  4. copy negative,
  5. copy paper,
  6. copy taster,
  7. copy typist,
  8. copy-edit,
  9. copybook,
  10. copyboy

Related formscop·y-pro·tect·ed [kop-ee-pruh-tek-tid] /ˈkɒp i prəˌtɛk tɪd/, adjective

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