Definitions for duplicityduˈplɪs ɪ ti, dyu-
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word duplicity
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
du•plic•i•ty*duˈplɪs ɪ ti, dyu-(n.)(pl.)-ties.
deceitfulness in speech or conduct; double-dealing.
a twofold or double state or quality.
* Syn: See deceit.
Origin of duplicity:
1400–50; late ME duplicite < MF < ML, LL duplicitās; see duplex , -ity
a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another
Intentional deceptiveness; double-dealing.
doubleness; a twofold state
doubleness of heart or speech; insincerity; a sustained form of deception which consists in entertaining or pretending to entertain one of feelings, and acting as if influenced by another; bad faith
the use of two or more distinct allegations or answers, where one is sufficient
in indictments, the union of two incompatible offenses
Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server. Duplicity devises a scheme where the first archive is a complete backup and subsequent backups are only adding differences from the first backup. Chains consisting of a full backup and a series of incremental backups can be recovered to the point in time that any of the incremental steps were taken at. If any of the incremental backups are missing then the incremental backups following it cannot be reconstructed. It does this using GnuPG, librsync, tar, and rdiff. To transmit data to the backup repository it can use SSH/SCP/SFTP, local file access, rsync, FTP, Amazon S3 and Rackspace Cloud Files and others. Refer to it's man page for the constantly growing list of backends. Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Duplicity is free software. Duplicity works best under Unix-like operating systems, though it can be used with Windows under Cygwin. Currently duplicity supports deleted files, full Unix permissions, directories, and symbolic links, fifos, and device files, but not hard links.
Find a translation for the duplicity definition in other languages:
Select another language: