duplex

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin duplex (double, two-fold), from duo (two) + plico (fold together); compare πλέκω (plékō, twist, braid).

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Adjective[edit]

duplex (not comparable)

  1. Double, made up of two parts.
  2. (telecommunications) Bidirectional (in two directions).
    duplex telegraphy

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(bidirectional):

Antonyms[edit]

  • (bidirectional): simplex (unidirectional)

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Noun[edit]

duplex (plural duplexes)

  1. (US) 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. (juggling) To make a series of duplex throws.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin duplex, 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]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin duplex.

Noun[edit]

duplex m (invariable)

  1. party line

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed from duo (two) and plec-, from the root of plicō (fold); cf. also plectō, plexum.

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Adjective[edit]

duplex (genitive duplicis); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

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

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References[edit]

  • duplex in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • duplex in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “duplex”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • duplex” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a twofold tradition prevails on this subject: duplex est memoria de aliqua re
    • in two, three columns: agmine duplici, triplici