[doo-uh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu əl, ˈdyu-/
of, relating to, or noting two.
composed or consisting of two people, items, parts, etc., together; twofold; double:
dual ownership; dual controls on a plane.
having a twofold, or double, character or nature.
Grammar. being or pertaining to a member of the category of number, as in Old English, Old Russian, or Arabic, that denotes two of the things in question.
the dual number.
a form in the dual, as Old English git “you two,” as contrasted with ge “you” referring to three or more.
relating to or denoting two
(in the grammar of Old English, Ancient Greek, and certain other languages) denoting a form of a word indicating that exactly two referents are being referred to
(maths, logic) (of structures or expressions) having the property that the interchange of certain pairs of terms, and usually the distribution of negation, yields equivalent structures or expressions
verb duals, dualling, dualled
(transitive) (Brit) to make (a road) into a dual carriageway
c.1600, from Latin dualis, from duo “two” (see two). Related: Dually.
noun 1. the kingdom of Austria-Hungary 1867–1918. noun 1. the monarchy of Austria-Hungary from 1867 to 1918
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. Also called dual nationality. the status of a person who is a legal citizen of two or more countries. 2. citizenship of both a state and a nation, in nations consisting of a federation of states, as the U.S. noun the state of being a citizen of two or […]
noun, Psychology. 1. a disorder in which an individual possesses two dissociated personalities.
- Dual ported
A term used to describe memory integrated circuits which can be accessed simultaneously via two independent address and data busses. Dual ported memory is often used in video display hardware, especially in conjunction with Video Random Access Memory (VRAM). The two ports allow the video display hardware to read memory to display the contents on […]