duplication

noun
du·​pli·​ca·​tion | \ ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce duplication (audio) also ˌdyü-\

Definition of duplication

1a : the act or process of duplicating
b : the quality or state of being duplicated
3 : a part of a chromosome in which the genetic material is repeated also : the process of forming a duplication

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Examples of duplication in a Sentence

He sent the manuscript out for duplication. Please eliminate duplication when combining the lists.

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Assigning responsibility of these programs to a single department avoids the unnecessary duplication of efforts, Hauck said, and these reassignments are typically accompanied by a decrease in operational budget expenses. Melanie Feuk, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball City Council approves first reading of FY 20 budget," 21 Aug. 2019 Currently, many school districts operate independently in a state with 169 cities and towns that Lamont says has led to duplication of efforts and increased costs through the years. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Gov. Ned Lamont advocates joy of learning in high-pressure world of academics," 27 Aug. 2019 Callon and Carrizo each employ more than 200 people, so some layoffs will be expected where there is duplication. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Callon Petroleum acquires Carrizo Oil in $1.21B merger of Houston firms," 15 July 2019 This will assist our editors in preventing duplication. Los Angeles Times, "Guidelines for Submitting a Press Release," 22 July 2019 But because carrying so much genetic material can also be physiologically taxing, natural selection typically followed up these duplication events by aggressively pruning unneeded sequences. Quanta Magazine, "With ‘Downsized’ DNA, Flowering Plants Took Over the World," 16 June 2019 The structure leads to duplication with multiple human resources, procurement and legal departments and slows down decision-making as sister agencies often weigh in on decisions, Ms. Wylde said. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Cuomo’s Talk of Tearing Up MTA Timed to Upcoming Budget Season," 8 Jan. 2019 Pernod could now follow Diageo’s playbook by addressing the duplication of costs caused by its more decentralized way of doing business. Carol Ryan, WSJ, "Elliott Can’t Pick a Fight With Pernod Ricard," 12 Dec. 2018 The telomere handles all of that, protecting the ends and providing a mechanism for their duplication. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Gene editing crunches an organism’s genome into single, giant DNA molecule," 3 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of duplication

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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duplication

noun

English Language Learners Definition of duplication

: the act or process of copying something
: the state of containing copies of something or being a copy of something

duplication

noun
du·​pli·​ca·​tion | \ ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce duplication (audio) , ˌdyü-\

Kids Definition of duplication

1 : the act or process of copying He sent the paper out for duplication.
2 : the state of being copied Make sure there's no duplication on the invitation list.

duplication

noun
du·​pli·​ca·​tion | \ ˌd(y)ü-pli-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce duplication (audio) \

Medical Definition of duplication

1 : the act or process of duplicating : the quality or state of being duplicated
2 : a part of a chromosome in which the genetic material is repeated also : the process of forming a duplication

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duplication

noun
du·​pli·​ca·​tion | \ ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən, ˌdyü- How to pronounce duplication (audio) \

Legal Definition of duplication

: the act, process, or result of duplicating

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