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.
Recent Examples on the Web Reduced costs – Centralization enables the de-duplication of systems, processes, and roles. Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Following the veto override, Corey Allen Young, spokesman for the mayor’s office, said the mayor believes the advisory board a duplication of services already being done. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Sep. 2021 Outside of on-demand replays of the previous night’s prime-time Fox News opinion programs, there is no duplication with the cable network. Stephen Battaglio Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2021 Focus on bringing the team together, rather than creating silos, to avoid duplication and the mistakes that come from not meaningfully engaging with one another. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 To avoid duplication and capitalize on the nation’s flagship hub for biomedical innovation, make ARPA-H part of the NIH rather than an independent agency. Matthew Might, STAT, 21 Aug. 2021 In announcing changes to the IARP Wednesday, the NCAA acknowledged that the Complex Case Unit’s duplication of enforcement staff efforts was largely responsible for the delays. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 5 Aug. 2021 The album, which has been considered one of the most valuable musical albums in the world, is subject to various restrictions, including those related to the duplication of its sound recordings. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 27 July 2021 The defense cost is likely to be even higher than the prosecution’s because of the duplication involved. Author: Spencer S. Hsu, Anchorage Daily News, 17 July 2021

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First Known Use of duplication

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

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The first known use of duplication was in the 15th century

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“Duplication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duplication. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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