involving duplication, especially unnecessary repetition of effort or resources: The report will highlight examples of wasteful or duplicative spending.The new “No-Hassle” rule eliminates duplicative luggage screening requirements for passengers originating from certain airports.
done the same way more than once; effectively identical: A new law allows state agencies to ignore records requests they deem to be duplicative or substantially similar to previous requests.
- non·du·pli·ca·tive, adjective
- un·du·pli·ca·tive, adjective
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How to use duplicative in a sentence
Claims have remained above the pre-pandemic record of 695,000, from 1982, for 35 weeks, although questions about backlogs, fraud and duplicate claims have complicated the data.Unemployment claims rise as pandemic shutdowns increase nationwide | Eli Rosenberg | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
“Searching for, collecting and duplicating public record text messages, if any, would not benefit the public enough, if at all, to justify the diversion of state resources to provide the records,” wrote Birnbaum, the chief assistant attorney general.Junior Staffer Says Top Alaska Official Told Her to Keep Allegations of Misconduct Secret | by Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News | November 18, 2020 | ProPublica
You need to be careful not to duplicate other key combinations from Windows, or the apps you use, as you won’t get a warning if there’s a duplicate—it’ll just do what it was originally assigned to do.Become a Windows whiz by creating your own keyboard shortcuts | David Nield | November 12, 2020 | Popular-Science
Instead, consider what’s possible in virtual settings that could never be duplicated in person.How 5G and immersive experiences are changing live event participation | Verizon | November 11, 2020 | Digiday
At issue, she said later in an interview, was a technical discrepancy that created duplicate results when absentee ballots were scanned.‘We will not allow anyone to stop us’: Day and night, under historic scrutiny, the nation’s vote counters carried on | Amy Gardner, Reis Thebault, Hannah Knowles, Michelle Lee | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Americans have cried for decades that our federal government is bloated, that there are too many duplicative and unnecessary laws.Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff On Congressional Travel Disclosure | Jack Abramoff | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Many of these proposals are often duplicative and tied to a news event.
But it can hardly be said that the duplicative process is of a distinctively grammatical significance in English.Language | Edward Sapir
Many of these forms are needed for vital government functions, but others are duplicative, overly complex or obsolete.