Plagiarism is the act of passing off work done by someone else as if it were your own. It even extends to your own work so reusing one assignment in another context will be counted as self-plagiarism. It does not have to be deliberate to come within this definition.
It can take a number of forms including:
How to avoid plagiarism:
You can also complete our eLearning module to learn more about how to correctly cite the work of other authors. Please click on the link for the version that relates to your school:
Cranfield Defence and Security (Topic 7: Plagiarism and Copyright)