duplicate[do̵̅o̅′pli kit, dyo̵̅o̅′-; for v., -kāt′]
- 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.
- To duplicate is defined as to make a copy.
Making multiple copies of one form on a machine is an example of 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.
- 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
- 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.