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Meaning of duplicate

du•pli•cate

Pronunciation: (n., adj.d'pli-kit, dy'-v.d'pli-kāt&sec, dy'-), [key]
— n., v., adj. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
—n.
  1. a copy exactly like an original.
  2. anything corresponding in all respects to something else.
  3. a duplicate game.
  4. in two copies, esp. two identical copies: Please type the letter in duplicate.
—v.t.
  1. to make an exact copy of.
  2. to do or perform again; repeat: He duplicated his father's way of standing with his hands in his pockets.
  3. to double; make twofold.
—v.i.
  1. to become duplicate.
—adj.
  1. exactly like or corresponding to something else: duplicate copies of a letter.
  2. consisting of or existing in two identical or corresponding parts; double.
  3. noting a game in which each team plays a series of identical hands, the winner being the team making the best total score.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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