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patchwriting
 n.— «Ms. Blum also embraces various postmodern theories of plagiarism. Internet-savvy, intertextual ingénues don’t steal words; they engage in “patchwriting” and “pastiche,” constructing essays the way they create eclectic music playlists for their iPods. This practice, she argues, can be viewed as a form of homage or reverence as much as theft.» —“It’s Not Theft, It’s Pastiche” by Christine Rosen Wall Street Journal Apr. 15, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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