Simple Definition of dual
: having two different parts, uses, etc.
: having two of something
Examples of dual in a sentence
the dual purpose of the study
She pursued dual careers in music and acting.
Origin of dual
Latin dualis, from duo two — more at two
First Known Use: 1597
Definition of dual
1 : the dual number of a language
2 : a linguistic form in the dual
First Known Use of dual
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Definition of dual for Students
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.>
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