Nearby words

  1. duplex process,
  2. duplex pump,
  3. duplex uterus,
  4. duplexer,
  5. duplicable,
  6. duplicate bridge,
  7. duplicating machine,
  8. duplication,
  9. duplication of chromosomes,
  10. duplication of the cube

Idioms

    in duplicate, in two copies, especially two identical copies: Please type the letter in duplicate.

Origin of duplicate

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin duplicātus (past participle of duplicāre to make double), equivalent to duplic- (stem of duplex) duplex + -ātus -ate1

SYNONYMS FOR duplicate
1. facsimile, replica, reproduction. 4. See imitate. 9. twofold.

ANTONYMS FOR duplicate

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British Dictionary definitions for duplicative

duplicate

adjective (ˈdjuːplɪkɪt)

noun (ˈdjuːplɪkɪt)

verb (ˈdjuːplɪˌkeɪt)

Derived Formsduplicable (ˈdjuːplɪkəbəl), adjectiveduplicability, nounduplicately, adverbduplicative, adjective

Word Origin for duplicate

C15: from Latin duplicāre to double, from duo two + plicāre to fold

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