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duplicate

adjective

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resembling another in every respect
  • duplicate copies of the portrait that were painted by the artist himself

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duplicate

noun

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1 something or someone that strongly resembles another
  • doll carriages that are duplicates of baby carriages

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2 something that is made to look exactly like something else
  • a duplicate of a house key

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duplicate

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1 to make an exact likeness of
  • art students trying to duplicate paintings in the museum's collection as part of their training

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2 to make or do again
  • we were unable to duplicate the experiment in our own lab, so we're suspicious

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3 to make twice as great or as many
  • the recipe can be easily duplicated in order to feed a large family

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Noun

reproduction, duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica mean a thing made to closely resemble another. reproduction implies an exact or close imitation of an existing thing. reproductions from the museum's furniture collection duplicate implies a double or counterpart exactly corresponding to another thing. a duplicate of a house key copy applies especially to one of a number of things reproduced mechanically. printed 1000 copies of the lithograph facsimile suggests a close reproduction often of graphic matter that may differ in scale. a facsimile of a rare book replica implies the exact reproduction of a particular item in all details a replica of the Mayflower but not always in the same scale. miniature replicas of classic cars

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

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“Duplicate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/duplicate. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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