- 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.
duplicate definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
duplicate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- To make an exact copy of.
- To make twofold; double.
- To make or perform again; repeat: a hard feat to duplicate.
Origin: Middle English, from Latin duplicātus, past participle of duplicāre, to double, from duplex, duplic-, twofold; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
- duˈpli·ca·ble, duˈpli·catˌa·ble adjective
- duˈpli·cate·ly adverb
- duˈpli·caˌtive adjective
- duˈpli·ca·toˌry adjective
duplicate - Phrases/Idioms