de-dupe

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ dupe

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

de-dupe (third-person singular simple present de-dupes, present participle de-duping, simple past and past participle de-duped)

  1. (computing, transitive) To remove duplicate entries from (a list or database).
    When I de-duped my MP3 database, it shrank by more than half!

Noun[edit]

de-dupe (plural de-dupes)

  1. The act of de-duping.
    After that de-dupe, my MP3 database took half as much space!