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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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]

Borrowing 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 m, f, n ‎(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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