What does duplicate mean?

Definitions for duplicate
ˈdu plɪ kɪt, ˈdyu-; -ˌkeɪtdu·pli·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extra, duplicate(noun)

    something additional of the same kind

    "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"

  2. duplicate, duplication(adj)

    a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

    "he made a duplicate for the files"

  3. duplicate(adj)

    identically copied from an original

    "a duplicate key"

  4. duplicate, matching, twin(a), twinned(verb)

    being two identical

  5. duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat, replicate(verb)

    make or do or perform again

    "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"

  6. twin, duplicate, parallel(verb)

    duplicate or match

    "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

  7. duplicate(verb)

    make a duplicate or duplicates of

    "Could you please duplicate this letter for me?"

  8. double, duplicate(verb)

    increase twofold

    "The population doubled within 50 years"


  1. duplicate(Noun)

    One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.

    This is a duplicate, but a very good replica.

  2. duplicate(Verb)

    to make a copy of

    If we duplicate the information, are we really accomplishing much?

  3. duplicate(Verb)

    to do repeatedly; to do again

    You don't need to duplicate my efforts.

  4. duplicate(Verb)

    to produce something equal to

    He found it hard to duplicate the skills of his wife.

  5. duplicate(Adjective)

    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.

  6. Origin: From duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duplicate(adj)

    double; twofold

  2. Duplicate(noun)

    that which exactly resembles or corresponds to something else; another, correspondent to the first; hence, a copy; a transcript; a counterpart

  3. Duplicate(noun)

    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

  4. Duplicate(verb)

    to double; to fold; to render double

  5. Duplicate(verb)

    to make a duplicate of (something); to make a copy or transcript of

  6. Duplicate(verb)

    to divide into two by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, infusoria duplicate themselves

  7. Origin: [L. duplicatus, p. p. of duplicare to double, fr. duplex double, twofold. See Duplex.]


  1. Duplicate

    Duplicate is an Indian Bollywood action comedy film released on May 8, 1998. The movie was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and stars Shahrukh Khan in a double role opposite Juhi Chawla and Sonali Bendre. It was produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and marks Shahrukh's first of five collaborations with the production company. It didn't perform too well at the box office and was rated as a below average performer by boxoffice-india.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of duplicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of duplicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of duplicate in a Sentence

  1. Kathrine Switzer/AP:

    Last year was so incredible, I can’t duplicate it.

  2. Darnell Hunt:

    The' Fast the Furious' franchise is one of the industry's most successful, and we haven't seen any attempts to duplicate that.

  3. Sharon Fowler:

    The more people can try to duplicate some of the things they love about diet sodas with something else that is really a whole food, the better.

  4. Andrew A. Rooney:

    Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.

  5. Brian Clauss:

    No duplicate copies of these records were ever maintained, nor were microfilm copies produced, neither were any indexes created prior to the fire.

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  • правя копие, копиеBulgarian
  • duplicat, duplicarCatalan, Valencian
  • duplikát, kopie, zdvojitCzech
  • Kopie, vervielfältigen, DuplikatGerman
  • αντίγραφοGreek
  • duplicarSpanish
  • jäljennös, kahdentaa, kaksoiskappale, jäljentää, kopio, kopioidaFinnish
  • copie, dupliquer, double, copier, duplicataFrench
  • duplicato, duplicareItalian
  • 複写, 写し, デュプリケートJapanese
  • ಪಡಿಯಚ್ಚುKannada
  • kapeMāori
  • duplicerenDutch
  • cópia, duplicarPortuguese
  • iskaychayQuechua
  • dubla, duplica, copie, dublare, duplicatRomanian
  • делать копию, дублировать, размножить, копия, делать дубликат, размножать, дубликатRussian
  • dupliceraSwedish

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