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Definition 1: a copy that corresponds to an original exactly - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where duplicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a duplicate for the files

Synonyms for duplicate in the sense of this definition

(duplicate is a kind of ...) a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

"she made a copy of the designer dress" "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"

(... is a kind of duplicate ) (computer science) a copy of a file or directory on a separate storage device

"he made a backup in case the original was accidentally damaged or erased"

(... is a kind of duplicate ) a duplicate copy

(... is a kind of duplicate ) an exact duplicate

"when a match is found an entry is made in the notebook"

Definition 2: something additional of the same kind - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where duplicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he always carried extras in case of an emergency

Synonyms for duplicate in the sense of this definition

(duplicate is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

Definition 3: increase twofold - [verb of change]

Samples where duplicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The population doubled within 50 years

Synonyms for duplicate in the sense of this definition

(duplicate is a kind of ...) combine or increase by multiplication

"He managed to multiply his profits"

(... is a kind of duplicate ) double again

"The noise doubled and redoubled"

(... is a kind of duplicate ) arrange or combine in pairs

"The consonants are geminated in these words"

Definition 4: make or do or perform again - [verb of creation]

Samples where duplicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick

Synonyms for duplicate in the sense of this definition

(duplicate is a kind of ...) make a copy or equivalent of

"reproduce the painting"

(... is a kind of duplicate ) reproduce or make an exact copy of

"replicate the cell" "copy the genetic information"

(... is a kind of duplicate ) repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

(... is a kind of duplicate ) form by reduplication

"The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel" "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"

Definition 5: make a duplicate or duplicates of - [verb of creation]

Samples where duplicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you please duplicate this letter for me?

(duplicate is a kind of ...) make a copy or equivalent of

"reproduce the painting"

Definition 6: duplicate or match - [verb of stative]

Samples where duplicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse

Synonyms for duplicate in the sense of this definition

(duplicate is a kind of ...) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

"The two stories don't agree in many details" "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check" "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

Definition 7: being two identical - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for duplicate in the sense of this definition

(duplicate is similar to ...) going well together; possessing harmonizing qualities

Definition 8: identically copied from an original - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where duplicate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a duplicate key

(duplicate is similar to ...) closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree

"curtains the same color as the walls" "two girls of the same age" "mother and son have the same blue eyes" "animals of the same species" "the same rules as before" "two boxes having the same dimensions" "the same day next year"

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