[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), duplicated, duplicating.
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), duplicated, duplicating.
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.
in duplicate, in two copies, especially two identical copies:
Please type the letter in duplicate.
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)
(transitive) to make a replica of
(transitive) to do or make again
(transitive) to make in a pair; make double
(intransitive) (biology) to reproduce by dividing into two identical parts: the chromosomes duplicated in mitosis
1870; see duplicate (v.) + -ive.
mid-15c., “having two parts, double,” from Latin duplicatus, past participle of duplicare “to double,” from duo “two” (see two) + plicare “to fold” see ply (v.1)). Meaning “exactly corresponding, that is an exact copy of” is from 1812.
1620s, “to double,” from Latin duplicatus, past participle of duplicare (see duplicate (adj.)). Meaning “make an exact copy” is from 1640s (implied in duplicated). Related: Duplicating. The noun is first recorded 1530s.
[doo-pli-key-ter, dyoo-] /ˈdu plɪˌkeɪ tər, ˈdyu-/ noun 1. a machine for making , as a mimeograph. /ˈdjuːplɪˌkeɪtə/ noun 1. an apparatus for making replicas of an original, such as a machine using a stencil wrapped on an ink-loaded drum
[doo-pli-key-tuh s, dyoo-] /ˌdu plɪˈkeɪ təs, ˌdyu-/ adjective, Meteorology. 1. (of a cloud) consisting of superposed layers that sometimes partially merge.
[doo-pli-kuh-choo r, -kuh-cher, -key-cher, dyoo-] /ˈdu plɪ kəˌtʃʊər, -kə tʃər, -ˌkeɪ tʃər, ˈdyu-/ noun 1. a folding or doubling of a part on itself, as a membrane.
/djuːˈplɪsɪdənt/ adjective 1. (of certain animals, such as rabbits) having two pairs of incisors in the upper jaw