duplex

[ doo-pleks, dyoo- ]
/ ˈdu plɛks, ˈdyu- /

noun

adjective

verb (used with object)

to make duplex; make or change into a duplex: Many owners are duplexing their old houses for extra income.

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Origin of duplex

1810–20; < Latin: twofold, double, equivalent to du(o) two + -plex -plex

OTHER WORDS FROM duplex

du·plex·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for duplexed

duplex
/ (ˈdjuːplɛks) /

noun

US and Canadian a duplex apartment or house
a double-stranded region in a nucleic acid molecule

adjective

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

Derived forms of duplex

duplexity, noun

Word Origin for duplex

C19: from Latin: twofold, from duo two + -plex -fold
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