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Definition of piracy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    piracy

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpaɪrəsi//
     
    [uncountable]
     
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  1. 1the crime of attacking ships at sea in order to steal from them
  2. 2the act of making illegal copies of DVDs, computer programs, books, etc., in order to sell them software piracy see also pirate
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: piracy