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Definition of counterfeit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

counterfeit

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkaʊntəfɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkaʊntərfɪt//
 
(formal)
 
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an object that is not genuine, but has been made to look as if it is, in order to trick people into thinking that they are getting the real thing synonym fake (1) Despite the introduction of a security shield on the new £10 stamp, counterfeits are costing the postal service millions of pounds a year. compare forgery
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