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    Imitated or simulated

    Imitated or simulated dresses
    The dresses of famous designers but with a cheaper price.
    Also imitated or simulated computer programs
    Thank you

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    #2

    Re: Imitated or simulated

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Imitated or simulated dresses
    The dresses of famous designers but with a cheaper price.
    Also imitated or simulated computer programs
    Thank you
    We usually use "counterfeit".

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    #3

    Re: Imitated or simulated

    The countefeits are imitations, not simulations.

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    Re: Imitated or simulated

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Imitated or simulated dresses
    The dresses of famous designers but with a cheaper price.
    Also imitated or simulated computer programs
    Thank you
    I assume you mean copies of famous designers' dresses. In AmE they're called knock-offs.

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    #5

    Re: Imitated or simulated

    We use knock-off in BrE too.

    Pirate is also used for software.

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    #6

    Re: Imitated or simulated

    Just a semantic note here: For pirating software, I wouldn't put it on the same level as an imitation or knock-off (which can be a synonym for generic.) In most cases it's having the actual software...just without paying for it.

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    Re: Imitated or simulated

    Microsoft have a piracy page, and in it they do break it down into counterfeit, unlicensed or pirated software, but in general terms, and as these things are on a sliding scale from copies, through cracks to fakes, I see pirate used in BrE as a general term for any dodgy software

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    #8

    Re: Imitated or simulated

    You can also pirate movies and music.

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