- duplex apartment.
- duplex house.
- paper or cardboard having different colors, finishes, or stocks on opposite sides.
- a method of reproducing an illustration using two halftone plates, one black and the other in a color.
- a printing press equipped to print both sides of a sheet in one pass.
- Genetics. a double-stranded region of DNA.
- having two parts; double; twofold.
- (of a machine) having two identical working units, operating together or independently, in a single framework or assembly.
- pertaining to or noting a telecommunications system, as most telephone systems, permitting the simultaneous transmission of two messages in opposite directions over one channel.
- to make duplex; make or change into a duplex: Many owners are duplexing their old houses for extra income.
Origin of duplex
Examples from the Web for duplex
The Duplex Drive (called DD) was one: an amphibious conversion which could be fitted to a normal Sherman tank.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
(Although Roberts also owns a duplex in Dodge City, he rents that out and does not live there).There's No Place Like Home For Kansas Senator Pat Roberts
May 12, 2014
Now it is still warm, close to eighty degrees, as Oswald walks quickly away from the duplex.The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK
Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
October 3, 2013
Convince your mistress living in the duplex on South Beach to leave the shades pulled—and to limit the bling.Africa's WikiLeaks
August 12, 2010
There are only 12 guest rooms and five duplex suites, so book early.Gal With a Suitcase
November 21, 2009
The latter is a simple unpolar force, while the former is duplex or polar.
Social progress is for the most part typified by this duplex or polar action.
This is what is known as the double or duplex standard of sex morality.Woman
William J. Robinson
Would it be indexed generally, or by departments,—duplex or single?The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1
Jim spent more of his time at his clubs than at his duplex home.We Can't Have Everything
- US and Canadian a duplex apartment or house
- a double-stranded region in a nucleic acid molecule
- having two parts
- machinery having pairs of components of independent but identical function
- permitting the transmission of simultaneous signals in both directions in a radio, telecommunications, or computer channel
Word Origin and History for duplex
1817, "composed of two parts," from Latin duplex, from duo "two" (see two) + -plex, from Greek plax (genitive plakos) "flat surface." The noun sense of "house for two families; two-story apartment" is American English, 1922.