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adjective du·al \ˈdü(-ə)l also ˈdyü-əl\

: having two different parts, uses, etc.

: having two of something

Full Definition of DUAL

1
of grammatical number :  denoting reference to two
2
a :  consisting of two parts or elements or having two like parts :  double
b :  having a double character or nature
du·al·ly \-ə(l)-lē\ adverb

Examples of DUAL

  1. the dual purpose of the study
  2. She pursued dual careers in music and acting.

Origin of DUAL

Latin dualis, from duo two — more at two
First Known Use: 1597

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Rhymes with DUAL

2dual

noun

Definition of DUAL

1
:  the dual number of a language
2
:  a linguistic form in the dual

First Known Use of DUAL

1650
DUAL Defined for Kids

dual

adjective du·al \ˈdü-əl, ˈdyü-\

Definition of DUAL for Kids

1
:  having two different parts or aspects <Trees have a dual function of providing beauty and shade.>
2
:  having two like parts <The car has dual airbags.>
July 05, 2015
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