doublet

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noun dou·blet \ˈdəb-lət\

Definition of doublet

  1. 1 :  a man's close-fitting jacket worn in Europe especially during the Renaissance

  2. 2 :  something consisting of two identical or similar parts: as a :  a lens consisting of two components; especially :  a handheld magnifier consisting of two lenses in a metal cylinder b :  a spectrum line having two close components c :  a domino with the same number of spots on each end

  3. 3 :  a set of two identical or similar things: as a :  two thrown dice with the same number of spots on the upper face b :  one of nine pairs of microtubules found in cilia and flagella

  4. 4 :  one of a pair; specifically :  one of two or more words (as guard and ward) in the same language derived by different routes of transmission from the same source

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Origin and Etymology of doublet

Middle English, from Anglo-French dublet, from duble


First Known Use: 14th century


DOUBLET Defined for Kids

doublet

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noun dou·blet \ˈdə-blət\

Definition of doublet for Students

  1. :  a close-fitting jacket worn by men in Europe especially in the 16th century


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doublet

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noun dou·blet \ˈdəb-lət\

Medical Definition of doublet

  1. 1:  something consisting of two identical or similar parts: asa:  a lens consisting of two componentsb:  a spectrum line having two close components

  2. 2:  a set of two identical or similar things; especially :  one of nine pairs of microtubules found in cilia and flagella


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