- The definition of duplicate is having double.
Two identical baseball cards in a stack are an example of a duplicate.
- A duplicate is defined as an exact copy of an original.
The copy of an original will is an example of a duplicate.
- Duplicate is defined as to make something happen again.
The scientist working to repeat a result in a lab is an example of duplicate.
- To duplicate is defined as to make a copy.
Making multiple copies of one form on a machine is an example of duplicate.
- having two similar parts
- corresponding exactly
- designating a way of playing bridge in which, for comparative scoring, the same hands are played off again by players who did not hold them originally
Origin of duplicateMiddle English duplicaten from Classical Latin duplicatus, past participle of duplicare, to double: see duplex
- an exact copy or reproduction; replica; facsimile
- a counterpart or double
- the game of duplicate bridge
- tax duplicate
transitive verb-·cat·ed, -·cat·ing
- to make double or twofold
- to make an exact copy or copies of
- to make, do, or cause to happen again
- Identically copied from an original.
- Existing or growing in two corresponding parts; double.
- Denoting a manner of play in cards in which partnerships or teams play the same deals and compare scores at the end: duplicate bridge.
- An identical copy; a facsimile.
- One that corresponds exactly to another, especially an original.
- Games A card game in which partnerships or teams play the same deals and compare scores at the end.
verbdu·pli·cat·ed, du·pli·cat·ing, du·pli·cates
- To make an exact copy of.
- To make twofold; double.
- To make or perform again; repeat: a hard feat to duplicate.
Origin of duplicateMiddle English from Latin duplicātus past participle of duplicāre to double from duplex duplic- twofold ; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
- du′pli·ca·ble du′pli·cat′a·ble
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present duplicates, present participle duplicating, simple past and past participle duplicated)
- One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.
- This is a duplicate, but a very good replica.
- (law) 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.
- The game of duplicate bridge.
- The game of duplicate Scrabble.