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duplex

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

Definition of duplex

  1. 1 a :  having two principal elements or parts :  double, twofold b :  having two complementary polynucleotide strands of DNA or of DNA and RNA

  2. 2 :  allowing telecommunication in opposite directions simultaneously



Examples of duplex in a sentence

  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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duplex

verb du·plex

Definition of duplex

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make duplex



1833

First Known Use of duplex

1833

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duplex

noun du·plex

Simple Definition of duplex

  • : a building that is divided into two separate homes

  • : an apartment with two floors

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of duplex

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. We live in the brick duplex.



1922

First Known Use of duplex

1922


DUPLEX Defined for Kids

duplex

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noun du·plex \ˈdü-ˌpleks, ˈdyü-\

Definition of duplex for Students

  1. :  a house with two separate living spaces




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duplex

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noun du·plex \ˈd(y)ü-ˌpleks\

Medical Definition of duplex

  1. :  a molecule having two complementary polynucleotide strands of DNA or of DNA and RNA

duplex adjective



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