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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

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

noun du·plex \ˈd(y)ü-ˌpleks\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DUPLEX

:  a molecule having two complementary polynucleotide strands of DNA or of DNA and RNA
duplex adjective
May 28, 2015
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