Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own
From The Oxford Dictionary
Massasoit Community College has an Academic Honesty policy in place which reads in part:
In accepting admission to Massasoit Community College, students also accept the responsibility for maintaining high standards of academic integrity and scholarly practice. Plagiarism - using another person's words or ideas without acknowledgement - is strictly forbidden. This means that dependence on the ideas or language of others in a student's oral, written, technical and artistic work must be properly acknowledged and documented.
The process of "acknowledging and documenting" others' ideas is called the citation process.
Plagiarism can be both intentional and unintentional.
Intentional plagiarism can include:
Unintentional, or accidental, plagiarism occurs when using the words or ideas of others and failing to quote or give credit, perhaps because of a lack of knowledge about proper citation.
This can include:
PortlandStateLibrary. "Credit Where Credit Is Due." YouTube. YouTube, 01 Oct. 2013. Web. 17 Aug. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ9XeONjOMg>.