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What's the difference in usage of Clone, Knockoff, Counterfeit?

The word clone has a pejorative connotation in my mother tongue, that was the source of my question.


as far as I understand:
- a Clone is a (functional) copy from which it is clear it is a copy  (e.g. different logo)
- a Counterfeit is a (identical) copy which is sold for the real thing
- a Knockoff is ??
Rob Tillaart

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a Knockoff is ??

To me a knockoff is the same as a counterfeit but sold at a cheaper (clone) price so you think your getting a bargain.
Don't PM me for help as I will ignore it.


A Knock Off, for all intense purposes, Has the appearance of a Clone or Counterfeit item, but the internals

a) Are Junk
b) Only Partly Work
c) All of the above
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