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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

duplicate

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

Medical Definition of DUPLICATE

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

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