A duplex house in New England.
- The definition of a duplex is something with two parts.
- An example of a duplex manufacturing process is a two-part manufacturing process.
- An example of a duplex building is where there are two separate apartments and you live in one and your neighbor lives in another.
- A duplex is defined as a house or building with two separate units.
An example of a duplex is a house with two living units with a common wall.
- double; twofold
- designating or of a system of telegraphy in which two messages may be sent simultaneously in opposite directions over a single circuit
- Machinery having two units operating in the same way or simultaneously
Origin of duplexL, consisting of two leaves, double ; from duo, two + -plex, -fold ; from plicare, to fold ; from Indo-European base an unverified form plak-, an unverified form plag- from source flag, Classical Greek plax, surface, influenced, influence by early associated, association with duplus, double
- duplex house
- duplex apartment
- Twofold; double.
- Having two apartments, divisions, or floors.
- Relating to or being a single assembly of machinery having two identical units that are capable of operating simultaneously or independently.
- Electronics Of or relating to a communications mode, as in a telephone system, that provides simultaneous transmission and reception in both directions.
- A house divided into two living units or residences, usually having separate entrances.
- Something, such as an apartment, that is duplex.
Origin of duplexLatin; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
- double, made up of two parts
- in two directions (electronical signaling)
- duplex telegraphy
- house made up of two dwelling units
- (philately) a cancellation combining a numerical cancellation with a second mark showing time, date, and place of posting.
- (juggling) throwing motion where two balls are thrown with one hand at the same time.
(third-person singular simple present duplexes, present participle duplexing, simple past and past participle duplexed)
- To make duplex.
- To make into a duplex.
- (jugging) To make a series of duplex throws.
duplex - Computer Definition
- Two-way, or duplex, transmission over a single physical circuit. Duplex transmission can be either half-duplex or full duplex in nature, depending on the communications protocol. Half-duplex transmission is in both directions, but only one direction at a time. Full duplex transmission is simultaneous transmission in both directions. See also half-duplex, full-duplex, and simplex.
- A fiber optic system physical configuration that employs two fibers, one for transmission in each direction. Passive optical network (PON) standards, for example, include a duplex configuration option. See also PON and simplex.