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
4 See imitate.
9 twofold.
ANTONYMS FOR duplicate
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British Dictionary definitions for non-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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