du·​pli·​ca·​tor ˈdü-pli-ˌkā-tər How to pronounce duplicator (audio)
 also  ˈdyü-
: one that duplicates
specifically : a machine for making copies of graphic matter

Examples of duplicator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Don't be an imitator or a duplicator. Ew Staff, EW.com, 19 Apr. 2021 But other features, like the surprisingly useful Easy-Shift button duplicator and multiple game keyboard profiles, are much more practical. Mitch Wallace, Forbes, 31 Aug. 2021 Check it out: DIY 35mm negative duplicator [Claus Thiim / Flickr via DIY Photography] See Also: Follow us for real-time tech news: Charlie Sorrel and Gadget Lab on Twitter. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, 13 July 2010

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of duplicator was in 1893

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“Duplicator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duplicator. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


du·​pli·​ca·​tor ˈd(y)ü-pli-ˌkāt-ər How to pronounce duplicator (audio)
: one that duplicates
especially : copier

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