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doublet

noun dou·blet \ˈdəb-lət\

Definition of DOUBLET

1
:  a man's close-fitting jacket worn in Europe especially during the Renaissance
2
:  something consisting of two identical or similar parts: as
a :  a lens consisting of two components; especially :  a handheld magnifier consisting of two lenses in a metal cylinder
b :  a spectrum line having two close components
c :  a domino with the same number of spots on each end
3
:  a set of two identical or similar things: as
a :  two thrown dice with the same number of spots on the upper face
b :  one of nine pairs of microtubules found in cilia and flagella
4
:  one of a pair; specifically :  one of two or more words (as guard and ward) in the same language derived by different routes of transmission from the same source
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Origin of DOUBLET

Middle English, from Anglo-French dublet, from duble
First Known Use: 14th century
DOUBLET Defined for Kids

doublet

noun dou·blet \ˈdə-blət\

Definition of DOUBLET for Kids

:  a close-fitting jacket worn by men in Europe especially in the 16th century
Medical Dictionary

doublet

noun dou·blet \ˈdəb-lət\

Medical Definition of DOUBLET

1
:  something consisting of two identical or similar parts: as a :  a lens consisting of two components b :  a spectrum line having two close components
2
:  a set of two identical or similar things; especially :  one of nine pairs of microtubules found in cilia and flagella

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