[ doo-uh l-pur-puh s, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu əlˈpɜr pəs, ˈdyu- /
serving two functions.
(of cattle) bred for two purposes, as to provide beef and milk.
For All “Intents and Purposes” vs. “Intensive Purposes”Both for all intents and purposes and for all intensive purposes are widely used to mean “for all practical purposes” or “virtually.” But which one is correct? The standard idiom is for all intents and purposes, not for all intensive purposes, though if you were to say these two forms out loud it might be hard to tell the difference between the two. For all …
Origin of dual-purpose
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples 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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