duplicate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin duplicātus, perfect passive participle of duplicō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun, adjective

  • IPA(key): /ˈdjuː.plɪ.kət/
  • (file)

Verb

  • IPA(key): /ˈdjuː.plɪˌkeɪt/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

duplicate (not comparable)

  1. being the same as another; identical. This may exclude the first identical item in a series, but usage is inconsistent.
    This is a duplicate entry.

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Verb[edit]

duplicate (third-person singular simple present duplicates, present participle duplicating, simple past and past participle duplicated)

  1. to make a copy of
    If we duplicate the information, are we really accomplishing much?
  2. to do repeatedly; to do again
    You don't need to duplicate my efforts.
  3. to produce something equal to
    He found it hard to duplicate the skills of his wife.

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Noun[edit]

duplicate (plural duplicates)

  1. One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.
    This is a duplicate, but a very good replica.
    • Sir W. Temple
      I send a duplicate both of it and my last dispatch.
  2. (law) An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  3. The game of duplicate bridge.
    • 1999, Matthew Granovetter, Murder at the Bridge Table (page 6)
      The momentary madness which infects bridge players occurs frequently at rubber bridge and duplicate; and though it rarely results in murder, it often terminates marriages and close friendships []
  4. The game of duplicate Scrabble.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

duplicate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of duplicare
  2. second-person plural imperative of duplicare
  3. feminine plural past participle of duplicare

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

duplicāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of duplicō