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1duplicate

adjective du·pli·cate \ˈdü-pli-kət also ˈdyü-\

: exactly the same as something else : made as an exact copy of something else

Full Definition of DUPLICATE

1
:  consisting of or existing in two corresponding or identical parts or examples <duplicate invoices>
2
:  being the same as another <duplicate copies>

Examples of DUPLICATE

  1. I began receiving duplicate copies of the magazine every month.
  2. I had a duplicate key made.

Origin of DUPLICATE

Middle English, from Latin duplicatus, past participle of duplicare to double, from duplic-, duplex
First Known Use: 15th century

2duplicate

verb du·pli·cate \ˈdü-pli-ˌkāt also ˈdyü-\

: to make an exact copy of (something)

: to produce (something) in another form

du·pli·cat·eddu·pli·cat·ing

Full Definition of DUPLICATE

transitive verb
1
:  to make double or twofold
2
a :  to make a copy of <a cell duplicates itself when it divides>
b :  to produce something equal to <trying to duplicate last year's success>
c :  to do over or again often needlessly <duplicated effort>
intransitive verb
:  to become duplicated; also :  repeat
du·pli·ca·tive \-ˌkā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of DUPLICATE

  1. She duplicated the video to give to family and friends.
  2. Unfortunately, the results of the first study could not be duplicated.

First Known Use of DUPLICATE

15th century

3duplicate

noun du·pli·cate \-kət\

: something that is exactly the same as something else : an exact copy of something else

Full Definition of DUPLICATE

1
a :  either of two things exactly alike and usually produced at the same time or by the same process
b :  an additional copy of something (as a book or stamp) already in a collection
2
:  one that resembles or corresponds to another :  counterpart
3
:  two identical copies —used in the phrase in duplicate

Examples of DUPLICATE

  1. In case you lose your keys, keep a set of duplicates somewhere safe.
  2. <doll carriages that are duplicates of baby carriages>

First Known Use of DUPLICATE

1532

Synonym Discussion of DUPLICATE

reproduction, duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica mean a thing made to closely resemble another. reproduction implies an exact or close imitation of an existing thing <reproductions from the museum's furniture collection>. duplicate implies a double or counterpart exactly corresponding to another thing <a duplicate of a house key>. copy applies especially to one of a number of things reproduced mechanically <printed 1000 copies of the lithograph>. facsimile suggests a close reproduction often of graphic matter that may differ in scale <a facsimile of a rare book>. replica implies the exact reproduction of a particular item in all details <a replica of the Mayflower> but not always in the same scale <miniature replicas of classic cars>.
DUPLICATE Defined for Kids

1duplicate

adjective du·pli·cate \ˈdü-pli-kət, ˈdyü-\

Definition of DUPLICATE for Kids

:  exactly the same as another <duplicate copies>

2duplicate

verb du·pli·cate \ˈdü-pli-ˌkāt, ˈdyü-\
du·pli·cat·eddu·pli·cat·ing

Definition of DUPLICATE for Kids

:  to make an exact copy of

3duplicate

noun du·pli·cate \ˈdü-pli-kət, ˈdyü-\

Definition of DUPLICATE for Kids

:  a thing that is exactly like another
Medical Dictionary

duplicate

intransitive verb du·pli·cate \ˈd(y)ü-pli-ˌkāt\
du·pli·cat·eddu·pli·cat·ing

Medical Definition of DUPLICATE

:  to become duplicate :  replicate <DNA in chromosomes duplicates>

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