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using back quotes with tty

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I am trying to understand why the following statement works the same as the cat command.

cp filename `tty`   - this will output the contents of filename on the screen.
cat filename - this does the exact same thing as the above.  

Can someone explain to me why the cp command works?  Im new to linux and this is not making sense.
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