of grammatical number : denoting reference to two
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
- the dual purpose of the study
- She pursued dual careers in music and acting.
Origin of DUAL
two — more at two
First Known Use: 1597
: the dual number of a language
: a linguistic form in the dual
First Known Use of DUAL
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