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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 a dual pronoun

  2. 2a :  consisting of two parts or elements or having two like parts :  double families with dual incomes held dual citizenship in France and the U.S. a dual function a dual exhaust systemb :  having a double character or nature

dually

play \-ə(l)-lē\ adverb

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

linguistics

  1. 1 :  the dual (see 1dual 1) number of a language

  2. 2 :  a linguistic form in the dual

Origin and Etymology of dual

see 1dual


First Known Use: 1650


DUAL Defined for English Language Learners

dual

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adjective

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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