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dual

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adjective du·al \ˈdü(-ə)l also ˈdyü-əl\

Definition of dual

  1. 1 of grammatical number :  denoting reference to two

  2. 2 a :  consisting of two parts or elements or having two like parts :  double b :  having a double character or nature

dually

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Examples of dual in a sentence

  1. the dual purpose of the study

  2. She pursued dual careers in music and acting.

Origin and Etymology of dual

Latin dualis, from duo two — more at two


First Known Use: 1597


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dual

noun du·al

Definition of dual

  1. 1 :  the dual number of a language

  2. 2 :  a linguistic form in the dual

1650

First Known Use of dual

1650


DUAL Defined for English Language Learners

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dual

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adjective du·al \ˈdü(-ə)l also ˈdyü-əl\

Definition of dual for English Language Learners

  • : having two different parts, uses, etc.

  • : having two of something


DUAL Defined for Kids

dual

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adjective du·al \ˈdü-əl, ˈdyü-\

Definition of dual for Students

  1. 1 :  having two different parts or aspects <Trees have a dual function of providing beauty and shade.>

  2. 2 :  having two like parts <The car has dual airbags.>



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