What does duality mean?

Definitions for duality
duˈæl ɪ ti, dyu-du·al·i·ty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word duality.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dichotomy, dualitynoun

    being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

    "the dichotomy between eastern and western culture"

  2. duality, wave-particle dualitynoun

    (physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory

  3. dualitynoun

    (geometry) the interchangeability of the roles of points and planes in the theorems of projective geometry


  1. dualitynoun

    A classification into two subclasses or opposed parts.

  2. dualitynoun

    The interchangeability of points and planes.

  3. dualitynoun

    The mathematical equivalence of two seemingly different theoretical descriptions of a physical system.

  4. Etymology: From dualitas.


  1. Duality

    Duality is a song by American heavy metal band Slipknot, the song was released as the first single from their third studio album Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), released in 2004. The music video was listed as Roadrunner Records' greatest video of all-time.


  1. duality

    Duality is a concept or principle used in various fields that denotes the quality or state of having two parts, often with opposite characteristics or functions. It typically refers to two fundamental and interrelated components or dimensions within a system or phenomenon. In a deeper philosophical or metaphysical context, it may represent the balance or interaction between opposing forces or concepts such as good and evil, light and dark, or physical and metaphysical.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dualitynoun

    the quality or condition of being two or twofold; dual character or usage

  2. Etymology: [L. dualitas: cf. F. dualit.]


  1. Duality

    Duality is a 2005 album from the band Ra. The style from this album has noticeably changed since Ra's debut album of From One. The album boasts a hard rock and melodic vibe whereas their first album had more of a nu metal feel. The middle-eastern influences in the CD are still present, but are noticeably pushed back. Akin to their former album, Duality only claimed one single which was the song "Fallen Angels", a song that was inspired by the Kevin Smith film Dogma. The tenth track "Got Me Going" was played on the radio in the background of the movie Hot Rod. Janel Elizabeth has a cover of the song "Swimming Upstream" streamed on her Myspace. Early pressings of the album were immediately recalled from stores because of a manufacturing glitch, as skipping could be heard on track 2. The problem has since been corrected, and latest pressings of the album feature a sticker on the front of the case stating it to be a remastered version. Ra has sold 80,000 copies of Duality. Duality also reached #137 on the Billboard 200, and also #2 for 18 weeks on Heatseekers Albums. In the 2005 Melrock Awards, Duality was named the 3rd best modern rock album of 2005. The song "Fallen Angels" was named 7th best modern rock song, and "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" was named 5th best cover version.

Suggested Resources

  1. duality

    Quotes by duality -- Explore a large variety of famous quotes made by duality on the Quotes.net website.

  2. duality

    Song lyrics by duality -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by duality on the Lyrics.com website.

How to pronounce duality?

How to say duality in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of duality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of duality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of duality in a Sentence

  1. Bill Rausch:

    Our research shows that most people either view veterans as broken or heroic, and the majority of those people say they develop those perceptions based partially on television and movies, it’s this duality of extremes that really does n’t represent any of us. All veterans benefit when stereotypes about the PTSD-ridden or suicidal veteran are broken.

  2. Stephanie D Love:

    R&b and pop presented by the bay area cofield twins that brings Duality to their audience

  3. Robert:

    This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the "unconscious." There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our "heart" or intuition, another.

  4. Duality:

    Young, R&b and pop presented by the bay area cofield twins that brings Duality to their audience

  5. Bruce Lee:

    To understand this fully, one must transcend from the duality of 'for' and 'against' into one organic unity which is without distinctions.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for duality

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for duality »


Find a translation for the duality definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"duality." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 1 Oct. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/duality>.

Discuss these duality definitions with the community:

1 Comment
  • Sultan Godana
    Sultan Godana
    LikeReply3 years ago

Are we missing a good definition for duality? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Browse Definitions.net


Are you a words master?

the act of catching an object with the hands
  • A. hypernym
  • B. jab
  • C. arborolatry
  • D. snap

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for duality: