- a copy exactly like an original.
- anything corresponding in all respects to something else.
- Cards. a duplicate game.
- to make an exact copy of.
- to do or perform again; repeat: He duplicated his father's way of standing with his hands in his pockets.
- to double; make twofold.
- to become duplicate.
- exactly like or corresponding to something else: duplicate copies of a letter.
- consisting of or existing in two identical or corresponding parts; double.
- Cards. noting a game in which each team plays a series of identical hands, the winner being the team making the best total score.
- in duplicate, in two copies, especially two identical copies: Please type the letter in duplicate.
Origin of duplicate
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Examples from the Web for duplicated
In one study, children saw a magic trick where objects placed into one box were duplicated in another.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?
November 9, 2014
Urologists categorize diphallia into three groups based on how much is duplicated.This Man Claims to Have Two Penises, Science Confirms It’s Possible
January 3, 2014
The finding is heady stuff – if duplicated, this would represent one of the most effective approaches yet demonstrated.Why Can't We Find an AIDS Vaccine?
September 15, 2013
If it could be duplicated, that would only get Ryan to his absolute minimum level of revenues as a share of GDP.Ryan's Budget is So Ambitious, it Needs Magic to Work
March 23, 2012
Others saw a fluke convergence of interests that would not be duplicated in the near future.Tea Party Victims Support Group
December 16, 2010
Emma is Emma, you know, and cannot be duplicated, imitated nor replaced.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
I cannot bear the thought of seeing England duplicated in Ireland.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
There is not one that has not been duplicated, triplicated, ah!The Golden Woman
He duplicated the action, but it was absurdly difficult to get out of the chair.Sand Doom
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
He duplicated this process with the best print he could find of the left foot.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
- copied exactly from an original
- existing as a pair or in pairs; twofold
- an exact copy; double
- something additional or supplementary of the same kind
- two exact copies (esp in the phrase in duplicate)
- (tr) to make a replica of
- (tr) to do or make again
- (tr) to make in a pair; make double
- (intr) biology to reproduce by dividing into two identical partsthe chromosomes duplicated in mitosis
Word Origin and History for duplicated
1620s, "to double," from Latin duplicatus, past participle of duplicare (see duplicate (adj.)). Meaning "make an exact copy" is from 1640s (implied in duplicated). Related: Duplicating. The noun is first recorded 1530s.