duplication

[ doo-pli-key-shuhn, dyoo- ]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of duplicating.

  2. the state of being duplicated.

  1. Genetics. a type of chromosomal aberration in which a region of the chromosome is repeated.

Origin of duplication

1
1490–1500; (<Anglo-French ) <Latin duplicātiōn- (stem of duplicātiō), equivalent to duplicāt(us) (see duplicate) + -iōn--ion

Other words from duplication

  • non·du·pli·ca·tion, noun
  • pre·du·pli·ca·tion, noun
  • self-du·pli·ca·tion, noun
  • su·per·du·pli·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for duplication

duplication

/ (ˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən) /


noun
  1. the act of duplicating or the state of being duplicated

  2. a copy; duplicate

  1. genetics a mutation in which there are two or more copies of a gene or of a segment of a chromosome

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