[ noun, adjective doo-pli-kit, dyoo-; verb doo-pli-keyt, dyoo- ]
/ noun, adjective ˈdu plɪ kɪt, ˈdyu-; verb ˈdu plɪˌkeɪt, ˈdyu- /
a copy exactly like an original.
anything corresponding in all respects to something else.
Cards. a duplicate game.
verb (used with object), du·pli·cat·ed, du·pli·cat·ing.
to make an exact copy of.
to do or perform again; repeat: He duplicated his father's way of standing with his hands in his pockets.
to double; make twofold.
verb (used without object), du·pli·cat·ed, du·pli·cat·ing.
to become duplicate.
exactly like or corresponding to something else: duplicate copies of a letter.
consisting of or existing in two identical or corresponding parts; double.
Cards. noting a game in which each team plays a series of identical hands, the winner being the team making the best total score.
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Idioms for duplicate
in duplicate, in two copies, especially two identical copies: Please type the letter in duplicate.
Origin of duplicate
ANTONYMS FOR duplicate
OTHER WORDS FROM duplicate
du·pli·ca·tive, adjectivenon·du·pli·cat·ing, adjectivenon·du·pli·ca·tive, adjectivepre·du·pli·cate, verb (used with object), pre·du·pli·cat·ed, pre·du·pli·cat·ing.
qua·si-du·pli·cate, adjectiveself-du·pli·cat·ing, adjectiveun·du·pli·cat·ed, adjectiveun·du·pli·ca·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-duplicative
copied exactly from an original
existing as a pair or in pairs; twofold
an exact copy; double
something additional or supplementary of the same kind
two exact copies (esp in the phrase in duplicate)
(tr) to make a replica of
(tr) to do or make again
(tr) to make in a pair; make double
(intr) biology to reproduce by dividing into two identical partsthe chromosomes duplicated in mitosis
Derived forms of duplicateduplicable (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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