duality

noun
du·​al·​i·​ty | \ dü-ˈa-lə-tē also dyü- \
plural dualities

Definition of duality

Examples of duality in a Sentence

the duality of human nature They discussed the dualities of the novel's characters.

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As mediums go, the bidirectional grain is perfect for expressing the duality of man. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "Flip sequins are the weird, glitzy fabric that kids can’t get enough of," 27 Nov. 2018 Kate: That film deals a lot with the duality of performance and real life, and brutality versus extreme beauty. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Rodarte's Laura and Kate Mulleavy Talk Gender in Fashion, Floral Infatuations, and Their Dream Beauty Project," 14 Nov. 2018 Reynolds hammers home that duality in his performance, which earned him the only Academy Award nomination of his career, for Best Supporting Actor. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "6 performances that explain Burt Reynolds," 6 Sep. 2018 This can be read in two ways, which together capture the strange duality of Sessions’s tenure. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Read Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s resignation letter," 7 Nov. 2018 After that back-and-forth with Trump, Jerry — who has been criticized for being incompetent, hypocritical, and a relentless meddler — was an easy target for sports journalists and critics who were angry with the duality of his actions and words. refinery29.com, "How Charlotte Jones Anderson Became The NFL's "Ivanka Trump"," 15 June 2018 That duality continues in every facet of the game: Meatpunks mixes ASCII art and detailed character portraits; flowing, sentimental prose and internet slang-riddled dialogue; moments of quiet sadness and punchy, rebellious violence. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Extreme Meatpunks Forever," 11 July 2018 Francis Lam resurfaces his 2015 New York Times Magazine feature on Lewis, praising her duality as a writer. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Edna Lewis: Lasting impact of a culinary legend," 1 June 2018 Our postmodern, post-Marxist (left-wing, liberal, politically correct) era has lost touch with this duality. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "The religious hunger that drives Jordan Peterson’s fandom," 1 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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duality

noun

English Language Learners Definition of duality

: the quality or state of having two parts

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