[ doo-uhl-pur-puhs, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu əlˈpɜr pəs, ˈdyu- /
serving two functions: a dual-purpose database for research and teaching.
(of cattle) bred for two purposes, as to provide beef and milk.
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Origin of dual-purpose
First recorded in 1910–15
Words nearby dual-purpose
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Example sentences from the Web for dual-purpose
Hence, like the Lincolnshire Red Shorthorn, they may claim to be a dual-purpose breed.
British Dictionary definitions for dual-purpose
having or serving two functions
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