- 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.
verb (used with object)
- duple time,
- dupleix, joseph françois,
- duplex apartment,
- duplex chain,
- duplex house,
- duplex kidney,
- duplex lock
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|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(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|Ben Jacobs|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now it is still warm, close to eighty degrees, as Oswald walks quickly away from the duplex.
Convince your mistress living in the duplex on South Beach to leave the shades pulled—and to limit the bling.
There are only 12 guest rooms and five duplex suites, so book early.
The duplex for aeronautical motors is made of cast aluminum alloy.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
Duplex est humilitas: una lucida solum et non fervida: qu ex ratione potius quam ex charitate exercetur.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
Early Christian rings of silver are unusual; that now represented is of duplex form.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
The next step in advance was the "dead-beat escapement," which included the cylinder and duplex.Watch and Clock Escapements|Anonymous
Social progress is for the most part typified by this duplex or polar action.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
Word Origin 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.