Duplex meaning

do͝oplĕks, dyo͝o-
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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.

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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.

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(machinery) Having two units operating in the same way or simultaneously.
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Twofold; double.
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Having two apartments, divisions, or floors.
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Relating to or being a single assembly of machinery having two identical units that are capable of operating simultaneously or independently.
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(electronics) Of or relating to a communications mode, as in a telephone system, that provides simultaneous transmission and reception in both directions.
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A house divided into two living units or residences, usually having separate entrances.
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Something, such as an apartment, that is duplex.
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Double; twofold.
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Designating or of a system of telegraphy in which two messages may be sent simultaneously in opposite directions over a single circuit.
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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.
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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.
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Double, made up of two parts.
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In two directions (electronical signaling)

Duplex telegraphy.

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House made up of two dwelling units.
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(philately) A cancellation combining a numerical cancellation with a second mark showing time, date, and place of posting.
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(juggling) Throwing motion where two balls are thrown with one hand at the same time.
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To make duplex.
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To make into a duplex.
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(jugging) To make a series of duplex throws.
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Origin of duplex

  • Latin dwo- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin duplex (“double, two-fold”), from duo (“two”) + plico (“fold together”), from Ancient Greek πλέκω (pleko, “twist, braid”).

    From Wiktionary