Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːplɪkət /[attributive]
- 1Exactly like something else, especially through having been copied: a duplicate set of keysMore example sentences
- They were duplicate copies that the commission had.
- For example, I never realised you should keep duplicate copies of receipts.
- And beyond duplicate copies, we just don't have that much space here anyway!
- 2 • technical Having two corresponding or identical parts.More example sentences
- Basically, identical and duplicate infrastructure components serve the critical systems.
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- 1One of two or more identical things: books may be disposed of if they are duplicatesMore example sentences
- Now things are sorted, you should be able to identify duplicates, spares, and rubbish.
- What you really need is some kind of weighted-sampling without replacement (which you can simulate by throwing out duplicates, but then you waste time trying to find a reasonable sample).
- The pair were both head down reading duplicates of some glossy brochures.
- 1.1A copy of an original: locksmiths can make duplicates of most keysMore example sentences
- Portraiture is an art unusually bedevilled by duplicates and copies.
- Another similar statue was erected at the British Museum, and a duplicate of the statue was specially made in Britain and imported to sit by the new development.
- A point-in-time copy represents an exact duplicate of a data volume at the moment the copy was created.
- 3 • archaic A pawnbroker’s ticket.More example sentences
- And then you got another ticket, called the duplicate, with the date changed and another stamp on it.
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- 1Make or be an exact copy of: information sheets had to be typed and duplicated they have not been able to duplicate his successesMore example sentences
- Simply, we're now able to copy an atom, duplicating everything about it except its position and velocity in a new atom somewhere else.
- I have taken pictures in rain and snow and duplicated exact copies of this same type of picture in the past for experimentation purposes.
- More likely, they thought they could duplicate the Spain success.
- 1.2Do (something) again unnecessarily: most of these proposals duplicated work already doneMore example sentences
- Now the president is saying, oh, well, we might give you tax relief if you will sign on to my prescription drug proposal, which duplicates coverage that's already provided.
- Research that duplicates other work unnecessarily or which is not of sufficient quality to contribute something useful to existing knowledge is unethical
- Alliances create better communities which tap into the strength of their multiple institutions and decrease unnecessarily duplicated resources.
- Twice in exactly the same way.More example sentences
- Each DNA specimen was analyzed at least twice in duplicate.
- The experiment was performed at least twice in duplicate.
- The screen was performed in duplicate and repeated twice, and mutants common to both screens were characterized further.
- Consisting of two exact copies: forms to complete in duplicateMore example sentences
- Take note that this was in duplicate, with color, too - there were some parts which had to be in red font.
- With a changed political topography, all major public buildings - museums and opera house - were now in duplicate.
- The Application for licensing as a Customs and Excise bonded warehouse should be made on the letterhead of the applicant in duplicate and addressed to the Commissioner for Customs and Excise.
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- But when the parts are duplicable for zero cost, and when there isn't an end product, pull is the way to go.
- By turning physical property into endlessly duplicable e-property, the ancient human problem of ‘mine-thine’ has been essentially solved.
- And they look different too; the phenomena of light through celluloid is only duplicable to a certain degree with matrixed digital display - and further still when digital is the source.
late Middle English (in the sense 'having two corresponding parts'): from Latin duplicat- 'doubled', from the verb duplicare, from duplic- 'twofold' (see duplex).