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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dual-purpose, dual-useadjective

    designed for or serving two purposes

    "a supercomputer can be used for civilian or military purposes"


  1. dual-use

    Dual-use refers to products, technologies or services that can be utilized for both civilian and military purposes. This term is often used in the context of international trade control policies, where regulatory procedures may be in place to monitor or restrict the export of dual-use items due to their potential application in activities such as weapons proliferation or terrorism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dual-use in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dual-use in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dual-use in a Sentence

  1. Chang Young-keun:

    Many space launch technologies are inherently dual-use.

  2. Fox News:

    Instead of acknowledging that the German-built parts were used in Iranian rockets to gas children in Syria, BAFA stuck to its standard manual, alleging that the exported product was ‘ neither in military good nor a dual-use good ’ -- just as if there were no new developments which entirely contradict that claim.

  3. Matt McGarry:

    We designed the transitional shelters without any dual use items so that within the existing restrictions, we could get as many vulnerable families as possible out of the elements.

  4. Farhad Alavi:

    You scratch the surface of a lot of goods and they're made with American equipment or American-origin technology, u.S.-origin high technology has a very wide domain, and much of this is considered dual use.

  5. Daniel Roth:

    With regards to the job itself, it looks like Müller will follow in the footsteps of his predecessor at UNIDO. China’s Li Yong continued funding Iran projects every single year during his eight-year term and clearly enjoyed good relations with Tehran, since Germany nominated him as its candidate, Müller has given no indication that he is concerned about dangerous tech getting into Iranian hands via UNIDO. Nor has he hinted that the existing programs will be reviewed. Bearing in mind Germany’s poor record when it comes to selling dual-use tech to rogue regimes, one would hope that Müller – as a senior German minister – would be especially determined to resolve these problems.

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