duplex

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See also: Duplex and dúplex

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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duplex (not comparable)

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

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  • (bidirectional): simplex (unidirectional)

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Noun[edit]

duplex (plural duplexes)

  1. (US) A 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) A throwing motion where two balls are thrown with one hand at the same time.
  4. (biochemistry) A double-stranded polynucleotide.
  5. (geology) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 1993, David J. Lidke, ‎Jack Burton Epstein, ‎Chester A. Wallace, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin (page 16)
      In contrast, the folds in the overlying lithotectonic unit 4 are larger and are cut by a series of faults in a duplex.
    • 1995, Robert D. Hatcher, Structural Geology: Principles, Concepts, and Problems (page 211)
      It has been noted, using a combination of surface geologic and seismic reflection data, that a duplex, although formed in response to movement of a thrust sheet, frequently arches the thrust sheet as the duplex is built by duplication of rocks beneath it []

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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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin duplex, see above.

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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.

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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

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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
  • Sg.Abl. sometimes duplice.

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