doublet

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌblət/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English doublet, a borrowing from Old French doublet, from double, duble, doble + -et.

Noun[edit]

doublet (plural doublets)

  1. A pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
  2. (linguistics) One of two or more different words in a language derived from the same etymological root but having different phonological forms (e.g., toucher and toquer in French or shade and shadow in English).
  3. (literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.
  4. (lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
  5. (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
  6. (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of ½, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, −½ and +½.
  7. (computing) A word (or rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes.
  8. (botany) A very small flowering plant, Dimeresia howellii.
  9. A word ladder puzzle.
  10. An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
    • 1855, Schacht, Hermann; Currey, Frederick, The Microscope:
      The doublet generally used is that invented by Dr. Wollaston, and consists of two plano-convex lenses placed with their convex sides towards the eye []
  11. Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.
    to throw doublets
  12. (uncountable, obsolete) A game somewhat like backgammon.
  13. (radio) Dipole antenna.
  14. (Historical) A man's inner garment; e.g., waistcoat.
    • c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iv], lines 726-27:
      I must comfort the weaker vessel, as
      doublet and hose ought to show itself courageous to petticoat []
    • 1709, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Criticism, London: [] W. Lewis [], published 1711, OCLC 15810849, lines 316-19, 327-30:
      Expression is the dress of thought, and still
      Appears more decent, as more suitable;
      A vile conceit in pompous words express'd,
      Is like a clown in regal purple dress'd:
      []
      These sparks with awkward vanity display
      What the fine gentleman wore yesterday;
      And but so mimic ancient wits at best,
      As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest.
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Coefficient Noun Result
1 single singlet
2 double doublet
twin
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple
pentuple
quintuplet
pentuplet
6 sextuple
hextuple
sextuplet
hextuplet
7 septuple
heptuple
septuplet
heptuplet
8 octuple octuplet
9 nonuple nonuplet
10 decuple decuplet
11 undecuple
hendecuple
undecuplet
hendecuplet
12 duodecuple duodecuplet
13 tredecuple tredecuplet
100 centuple centuplet
many multiple multiplet

Etymology 2[edit]

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A doublet (jacket)

From Italian giubbetta, from giubba, from Arabic جبة(to en-wrap).

Noun[edit]

doublet (plural doublets)

  1. A man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by European men from the 1400s to the 1600s.
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Further reading[edit]

  • doublet in Hensleigh Wedgwood, On False Etymologies, Transactions of the Philological Society,1855
  • doublet at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • doublet” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

double +‎ -et

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Noun[edit]

doublet m (plural doublets)

  1. (lexicography) doublet

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