duplicate


duplicate
duplicate ADJECTIVE 1) exactly like something else. 2) having two corresponding parts. 3) twice the number or quantity.
NOUN one of two or more identical things.
VERB 1) make or be an exact copy of. 2) multiply by two. 3) do (something) again unnecessarily.
DERIVATIVES duplication noun.
ORIGIN Latin duplicare, from duo 'two' + plicare 'to fold' .

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  • duplicate — du pli*cate, a. [L. duplicatus, p. p. of duplicare to double, fr. duplex double, twofold. See {Duplex}.] Double; twofold. [1913 Webster] {Duplicate proportion} or {Duplicate ratio} (Math.), the proportion or ratio of squares. Thus, in geometrical …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duplicate — du·pli·cate 1 / dü pli ˌkāt, dyü / vt cat·ed, cat·ing: to make a duplicate of du·pli·ca·tive / ˌkā tiv/ adj du·pli·cate 2 / dü pli kət, dyü / n: either of two things exactly alike and often produced at the same time; specif: a counterpart… …   Law dictionary

  • duplicate — [do͞o′pli kit, dyo͞o′pli kit; ] for v. [, do͞o′plikāt΄] adj. [ME duplicaten < L duplicatus, pp. of duplicare, to double: see DUPLEX] 1. double 2. having two similar parts 3. corresponding exactly 4. designating a way of playing bridge in which …   English World dictionary

  • Duplicate — Du pli*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Duplicated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Duplicating}.] 1. To double; to fold; to render double. [1913 Webster] 2. To make a duplicate of (something); to make a copy or transcript of. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] 3. (Biol.) To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duplicate — [adj] matching alike, corresponding, dualistic, duple, duplex, equal, equivalent, identic, identical, indistinguishable, same, self same, tantamount, twin, twofold, very same; concepts 563,566 Ant. different, unmatching duplicate [n] copy,… …   New thesaurus

  • Duplicate — Du pli*cate, n. 1. That which exactly resembles or corresponds to something else; another, correspondent to the first; hence, a copy; a transcript; a counterpart. [1913 Webster] I send a duplicate both of it and my last dispatch. Sir W. Temple.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • duplicate — n *reproduction, facsimile, copy, carbon copy, transcript, replica Analogous words: counterpart, *parallel, analogue …   New Dictionary of Synonyms