[doo-uh-liz-uh m, dyoo-] /ˈdu əˌlɪz əm, ˈdyu-/
the state of being dual or consisting of two parts; division into two.
the state of being twofold or double
(philosophy) the doctrine, as opposed to idealism and materialism, that reality consists of two basic types of substance usually taken to be mind and matter or two basic types of entity, mental and physical Compare monism
1755 as a term in philosophy, from French dualisme (1754); also used in theological senses; see dual + -ism.
dualism du·al·ism (dōō’ə-lĭz’əm, dyōō’-)
In philosophy and theology, any system that explains phenomena by two opposing principles. Many philosophers hold to a dualism of mind and matter, or mind and body. For many theologians, the two principles are those of good and evil.
[duhk-tl, -til] /ˈdʌk tl, -tɪl/ adjective 1. capable of being hammered out thin, as certain metals; malleable. 2. capable of being drawn out into wire or threads, as gold. 3. able to undergo change of form without breaking. 4. capable of being molded or shaped; plastic. /ˈdʌktaɪl/ adjective 1. (of a metal, such as gold […]
[noun, adjective doo-pli-kit, dyoo-; verb doo-pli-keyt, dyoo-] /noun, adjective ˈdu plɪ kɪt, ˈdyu-; verb ˈdu plɪˌkeɪt, ˈdyu-/ noun 1. a copy exactly like an original. 2. anything corresponding in all respects to something else. 3. Cards. a duplicate game. verb (used with object), duplicated, duplicating. 4. to make an exact copy of. 5. to do […]
[non-doo r-uh-buh l, -dyoo r-] /nɒnˈdʊər ə bəl, -ˈdyʊər-/ adjective 1. not resistant to wear, decay, etc.; not sturdy: nondurable fabrics. 2. not lasting or enduring; consumable or perishable. noun 3. nondurables, goods that are used up quickly or purchased frequently, as food and apparel.
[doo-tee-uh-buh l, dyoo-] /ˈdu ti ə bəl, ˈdyu-/ adjective 1. subject to customs , as imported goods. /ˈdjuːtɪəbəl/ adjective 1. (of goods) liable to duty