duality

noun du·al·i·ty \ dü-ˈa-lə-tē also dyü- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of duality

plural dualities
: dualism 2; also : dichotomy

Examples of duality in a Sentence

  1. the duality of human nature

  2. They discussed the dualities of the novel's characters.

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First Known Use of duality

15th century


DUALITY Defined for English Language Learners

duality

noun

Definition of duality for English Language Learners

  • : the quality or state of having two parts



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