duplex

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin duplex (double, two-fold), from duo (two) + plico (fold together), from Ancient Greek πλέκω (plékō, twist, braid).

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Adjective[edit]

duplex (not comparable)

  1. double, made up of two parts
  2. in two directions (electronical signaling)
    duplex telegraphy

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Noun[edit]

duplex (plural duplexes)

  1. house made up of two dwelling units
  2. (philately) a cancellation combining a numerical cancellation with a second mark showing time, date, and place of posting.
  3. (juggling) throwing motion where two balls are thrown with one hand at the same time.

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Verb[edit]

duplex (third-person singular simple present duplexes, present participle duplexing, simple past and past participle duplexed)

  1. To make duplex.
  2. To make into a duplex.
  3. (jugging) To make a series of duplex throws.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, see above

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Noun[edit]

duplex m (plural duplex)

  1. a link between two points, such as a cable or a wire
  2. duplex (dwelling)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

duplex m (invariable)

  1. party line

Latin[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

duplex m, f, n (genitive duplicis); third declension

  1. twofold, double
  2. bipartite, cloven
  3. ambiguous

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative duplex duplex duplicēs duplicia
genitive duplicis duplicis duplicium duplicium
dative duplicī duplicī duplicibus duplicibus
accusative duplicem duplex duplicēs duplicia
ablative duplicī duplicī duplicibus duplicibus
vocative duplex duplex duplicēs duplicia

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