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

Definition of DUPLEX

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

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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Definition of DUPLEX

transitive verb
:  to make duplex

First Known Use of DUPLEX


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: 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

DUPLEX Defined for Kids


noun du·plex \ˈdü-ˌpleks, ˈdyü-\

Definition of DUPLEX for Kids

:  a house with two separate living spaces
Medical Dictionary


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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