dual


1du·al

adjective \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

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