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1duplex

adjective du·plex \ˈdü-ˌpleks also ˈdyü-\

Definition of DUPLEX

1
a :  having two principal elements or parts :  double, twofold
b :  having two complementary polynucleotide strands of DNA or of DNA and RNA
2
:  allowing telecommunication in opposite directions simultaneously
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Examples of DUPLEX

  1. <a duplex apartment with all of the bedrooms on the second floor>

Origin of DUPLEX

Latin, from duo two + -plex -fold — more at two, -fold
First Known Use: 1567

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2duplex

verb

Definition of DUPLEX

transitive verb
:  to make duplex

First Known Use of DUPLEX

1833

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router

3duplex

noun

: a building that is divided into two separate homes

: an apartment with two floors

Full Definition of DUPLEX

:  something duplex: as
a :  a 2-family house
b :  duplex apartment
c :  a duplex molecule of DNA or of RNA and DNA

Examples of DUPLEX

  1. We live in the brick duplex.

First Known Use of DUPLEX

1922
DUPLEX Defined for Kids

duplex

noun du·plex \ˈdü-ˌpleks, ˈdyü-\

Definition of DUPLEX for Kids

:  a house with two separate living spaces
Medical Dictionary

duplex

noun du·plex \ˈd(y)ü-ˌpleks\

Medical Definition of DUPLEX

:  a molecule having two complementary polynucleotide strands of DNA or of DNA and RNA
duplex adjective
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