What does duplicate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. extra, duplicatenoun

    something additional of the same kind

    "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"

  2. duplicate, duplicationadjective

    a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

    "he made a duplicate for the files"

  3. duplicateadjective

    identically copied from an original

    "a duplicate key"

  4. duplicate, matching, twin(a), twinnedverb

    being two identical

  5. duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat, replicateverb

    make or do or perform again

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

  6. twin, duplicate, parallelverb

    duplicate or match

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

  7. duplicateverb

    make a duplicate or duplicates of

    "Could you please duplicate this letter for me?"

  8. double, duplicateverb

    increase twofold

    "The population doubled within 50 years"

Wiktionary

  1. duplicatenoun

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

    This is a duplicate, but a very good replica.

    Etymology: From duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).

  2. duplicateverb

    to make a copy of

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

    Etymology: From duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).

  3. duplicateverb

    to do repeatedly; to do again

    You don't need to duplicate my efforts.

    Etymology: From duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).

  4. duplicateverb

    to produce something equal to

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

    Etymology: From duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).

  5. duplicateadjective

    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.

    Etymology: From duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Duplicateadjective

    double; twofold

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

  2. Duplicatenoun

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

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

  3. Duplicatenoun

    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

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

  4. Duplicateverb

    to double; to fold; to render double

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

  5. Duplicateverb

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

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

  6. Duplicateverb

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

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Top Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris:

    We are willing to duplicate our investments in Egypt in Tunisia, because it's stable, because the political Islamists are more wise than ours here.

  2. Daniel Pinto:

    The outcomes could range from a very small change to a substantial one, where you would have to duplicate some of the infrastructure you now have in the UK, it is too early to say what products you are going to be able to provide from where.

  3. Alan Gottlieb:

    This is an abuse of power by the Massachusetts attorney general, it is no different than President Obama’s illegal anti-gun executive orders. If these firearms were legal yesterday, they are legal today, Alan Gottlieb said in an email to FoxNews.com. This ban on semi-auto firearms must be stopped before gun prohibitionists in other states try to enact similar bans by fiat, Alan Gottlieb said. The debate is the latest example of the long-running argument between Second Amendment purists and gun control advocates about whether new firearms laws make people safer. Indeed, the fact that Massachusetts has so few murders committed using assault weapons could be seen as evidence that the original ban was successful. The enforcement notice from the attorney general says a weapon is considered a copy or duplicate if its internal operating system is the same as those of a specifically-banned weapon or if the gun has key functional components that are interchangeable with those of a banned weapon. Such weapons would include copies of the Colt AR-15 and the Kalishnikov AK-47, which are both prohibited by the state's assault weapons ban. Healey's office claims gun makers produce and sell what they call.

  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. 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.

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Translations for duplicate

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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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