verb (used with object), du·pli·cat·ed, du·pli·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), du·pli·cat·ed, du·pli·cat·ing.
Origin of duplicate
Synonyms for duplicate
Antonyms for duplicate
Examples from the Web for duplicative
Contemporary Examples of duplicative
Many of these proposals are often duplicative and tied to a news event.The Hottest Constitutional Amendments of 2013
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Historical Examples of duplicative
But it can hardly be said that the duplicative process is of a distinctively grammatical significance in English.Language
Many of these forms are needed for vital government functions, but others are duplicative, overly complex or obsolete.
Word Origin for duplicate
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.