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Dictionary Definition

duplicate adj
1 identically copied from an original; "a duplicate key"
2 being two identical [syn: matching, twin(a), twinned]


1 something additional of the same kind; "he always carried extras in case of an emergency" [syn: extra]
2 a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a duplicate for the files" [syn: duplication]


1 make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick" [syn: reduplicate, double, repeat, replicate]
2 duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse" [syn: twin, parallel]
3 make a duplicate or duplicates of; "Could you please duplicate this letter for me?"
4 increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years" [syn: double]

User Contributed Dictionary



From duplicatus (past participle of duplicare).



  1. 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.


  1. to make a copy of
    If we duplicate the information, are we really accomplishing much?
  2. to do repeatedly; to do again
    You don't need to duplicate my efforts.
  3. to produce something equal to
    He found it hard to duplicate the skills of his wife.


to make a copy of

See also


  1. One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.
    This is a duplicate, but a very good replica.





  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, duplicare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, duplicare#Italian|duplicare

Extensive Definition

Duplication, duplicate, and duplicator may refer to:
duplicate in German: Duplikation
duplicate in French: Duplication

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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