duplicate

duplicate
duplicative, adj.
n., adj. /dooh"pli kit, dyooh"-/; v. /dooh"pli kayt', dyooh"-/, n., v., duplicated, duplicating, adj.
n.
1. a copy exactly like an original.
2. anything corresponding in all respects to something else.
3. Cards. a duplicate game.
4. in duplicate, in two copies, esp. two identical copies: Please type the letter in duplicate.
v.t.
5. to make an exact copy of.
6. to do or perform again; repeat: He duplicated his father's way of standing with his hands in his pockets.
7. to double; make twofold.
v.i.
8. to become duplicate.
adj.
9. exactly like or corresponding to something else: duplicate copies of a letter.
10. consisting of or existing in two identical or corresponding parts; double.
11. Cards. noting a game in which each team plays a series of identical hands, the winner being the team making the best total score.
[1400-50; late ME < L duplicatus (ptp. of duplicare to make double), equiv. to duplic- (s. of duplex) DUPLEX + -atus -ATE1]
Syn. 1. facsimile, replica, reproduction. 5. See imitate. 10. twofold.
Ant. 1. original.

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