[doo-pleks, dyoo-] /ˈdu plɛks, ˈdyu-/
paper or cardboard having different colors, finishes, or stocks on opposite sides.
Genetics. a double-stranded region of DNA.
having two parts; double; twofold.
(of a machine) having two identical working units, operating together or independently, in a single framework or assembly.
pertaining to or noting a telecommunications system, as most telephone systems, permitting the simultaneous transmission of two messages in opposite directions over one channel.
verb (used with object)
to make duplex; make or change into a duplex:
Many owners are duplexing their old houses for extra income.
(US & Canadian) a duplex apartment or house
a double-stranded region in a nucleic acid molecule
having two parts
(machinery) having pairs of components of independent but identical function
permitting the transmission of simultaneous signals in both directions in a radio, telecommunications, or computer channel
1817, “composed of two parts,” from Latin duplex, from duo “two” (see two) + -plex, from Greek plax (genitive plakos) “flat surface.” The noun sense of “house for two families; two-story apartment” is American English, 1922.
- Duplex kidney
duplex kidney du·plex kidney (dōō’plěks’, dyōō’-) n. A kidney having two pelviocaliceal systems.
noun 1. a lock capable of being opened either by a master key or a change key, each operating its own mechanism.
noun 1. any of several methods for making steel in which the process is begun in one furnace and finished in another.
noun 1. a pair of direct-acting steam pumps so arranged that each pump begins its working stroke just as the other finishes its working stroke, so that the rate of flow of the fluid is nearly continuous.