duplication

noun du·pli·ca·tion \ ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən also ˌdyü- \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of duplication

1 a : 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

Examples of duplication in a Sentence

  1. He sent the manuscript out for duplication.

  2. Please eliminate duplication when combining the lists.

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First Known Use of duplication

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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DUPLICATION Defined for English Language Learners

duplication

Definition of duplication for English Language Learners

  • : the act or process of copying something

  • : the state of containing copies of something or being a copy of something


DUPLICATION Defined for Kids

duplication

noun du·pli·ca·tion \ ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən , ˌdyü- \

Definition of duplication for Students

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.

Medical Dictionary

duplication

noun du·pli·ca·tion \ ˌd(y)ü-pli-ˈkā-shən \

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

Law Dictionary

duplication

noun du·pli·ca·tion \ ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən, ˌdyü- \

legal Definition of duplication

: the act, process, or result of duplicating


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