duplication

noun
du·​pli·​ca·​tion | \ ˌdü-pli-ˈkā-shən 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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That allowed Mizuuchi and Ichihashi to follow them across multiple generation of duplication, tracking their population dynamics and evolution. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New system shows the earliest life could cooperate despite “cheaters”," 3 Sep. 2018 But one relatively simple way ASD can happen is by duplication of part of chromosome 15. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Autism involves a large-scale reduction in RNA editing," 21 Dec. 2018 The service also streamlined maintenance processes, avoiding duplication and increasing efficiency. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Navy's Fighter Shortage Is Finally, Slowly Improving," 20 Aug. 2018 Consolidation and elimination of duplication, while taking advantage of economies of scale, means potential savings of hundreds of millions of dollars can be realized over several decades. Lee Thiber, Anchorage Daily News, "The case for consolidating Chugach Electric and Municipal Light & Power," 14 Mar. 2018 The compromise bill, released online Monday night, doesn’t include the tighter work requirements, but retains measures from the House version of the legislation aimed at preventing fraud and duplication. Andrew Duehren, WSJ, "Negotiators Reach Compromise on $867 Billion Farm Bill," 11 Dec. 2018 So, while the system's not fully self-replicating—lots of stuff needs to be supplied—the two RNA molecules could ensure their own duplication. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New system shows the earliest life could cooperate despite “cheaters”," 3 Sep. 2018 Still, the organization acknowledges that 500 million call records—regardless of how much duplication of records there was between phone providers—was a substantial number. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "The Snowden Legacy, part one: What’s changed, really?," 21 Nov. 2018 Marketers are increasingly looking for simpler agency solutions that eliminate service duplication and address their growing need for digital marketing and data and analytics support. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "New WPP CEO Wants More Corporate Oversight of Agency Pitches," 24 Oct. 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 , 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 \

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- \

Legal Definition of duplication

: the act, process, or result of duplicating

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