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Webster 1913 Edition


Duplicate

Du′pli-cate

,
Noun.
1.
That which exactly resembles or corresponds to something else; another, correspondent to the first; hence, a copy; a transcript; a counterpart.
I send a
duplicate
both of it and my last dispatch.
Sir W. Temple.
2.
(Law)
An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.
Burrill.

Du′pli-cate

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Duplicated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Duplicating
.]
1.
To double; to fold; to render double.
2.
To make a duplicate of (something); to make a copy or transcript of.
Glanvill.
3.
(Biol.)
To divide into two by natural growth or spontaneous action;
as, infusoria
duplicate
themselves
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Duplicate

DUPLICATE

,
Adj.
[L., to double; twofold; to fold. See Double.] Double; twofold.
Duplicate proportion or ratio, is the proportion or ratio of squares. Thus in geometrical proportion, the first term to the third is said to be in a duplicate ratio of the first to the second, or as its square is to the square of the second. Thus in 2. 4. 8. 16., the ratio of 2 to 8 is a duplicate of that of 2 to 4, or as the square of 2 is to the square of 4.

DUPLICATE

,
Noun.
1.
Another corresponding to the first; or a second thing of the same kind.
2.
A copy; a transcript. Thus a second letter or bill of exchange exactly like the first is called a duplicate.

DUPLICATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L.] To double; to fold.

Definition 2022


duplicate

duplicate

English

Adjective

duplicate (not comparable)

  1. Being the same as another; identical. This may exclude the first identical item in a series, but usage is inconsistent.
    This is a duplicate entry.
  2. (games) In which the hands of cards, tiles, etc. are preserved between rounds to be played again by other players.
    duplicate whist
    duplicate Scrabble

Translations

Verb

duplicate (third-person singular simple present duplicates, present participle duplicating, simple past and past participle duplicated)

  1. to make a copy of
    If we duplicate the information, are we really accomplishing much?
  2. to do repeatedly; to do again
    You don't need to duplicate my efforts.
  3. to produce something equal to
    He found it hard to duplicate the skills of his wife.

Translations

See also

Noun

duplicate (plural duplicates)

  1. One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.
    This is a duplicate, but a very good replica.
    • Sir W. Temple
      I send a duplicate both of it and my last dispatch.
  2. (law) An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  3. The game of duplicate bridge.
    • 1999, Matthew Granovetter, Murder at the Bridge Table (page 6)
      The momentary madness which infects bridge players occurs frequently at rubber bridge and duplicate; and though it rarely results in murder, it often terminates marriages and close friendships []
  4. The game of duplicate Scrabble.
  5. (botany, zoology) A biological specimen that was gathered alongside another specimen and represents the same species.

Synonyms

Translations


Italian

Verb

duplicate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of duplicare
  2. second-person plural imperative of duplicare

Participle

duplicate

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of duplicare

Latin

Verb

duplicāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of duplicō