Doublet meaning

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A close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by European men from the late 1300s to around 1650.
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Either of a pair of similar things.
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One of two words derived from the same historical source by different routes of transmission, such as skirt from Scandinavian and shirt from English.
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An imitation gem composed of two parts, as of an inferior stone layered beneath a precious gem.
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A throw of two dice in which the same number of dots appears on the upper face of each.
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A man's closefitting jacket with or without sleeves, worn chiefly from the 14th to the 16th cent.
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A pair; couple.
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A pair of thrown dice with identical sides uppermost.
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A simulated gem produced by cementing together two smaller stones, crystals, or pieces of colored glass.
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Either of two words that derive ultimately from the same source but by different processes (Ex.: regal, royal; skirt, shirt)
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A man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
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(linguistics) One of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes (e.g., toucher and toquer in French or yard and garden in English).
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(literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.
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(lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
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(printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
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(quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.
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(computing) A word (rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes.
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(botany) A very small flowering plant, Dimeresia howellii.
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A word ladder puzzle.
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An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.

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Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.

To throw doublets.

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(uncountable) A game somewhat like backgammon.

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A pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
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Origin of doublet

  • Middle English from Old French diminutive of double double double

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French doublet, from double + -et.

    From Wiktionary