duplation

noun

du·​pla·​tion
d(y)üˈplāshən
plural -s
: multiplication by repeated doubling (as done formerly especially in Egypt)

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin duplation-, duplatio act of doubling, from duplatus (past participle of duplare to double, from Latin duplus double) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Duplation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duplation. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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