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English adjective: duplicate

1. duplicate identically copied from an original

SamplesA duplicate key.



2. duplicate being two identical

Synonymsmatching, twin, twinned



English noun: duplicate

1. duplicate (artifact) something additional of the same kind

SamplesHe always carried extras in case of an emergency.


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

2. duplicate (artifact) a copy that corresponds to an original exactly

SamplesHe made a duplicate for the files.


Broader (hypernym)copy

Narrower (hyponym)backup, computer backup, counterpart, match, mate, similitude, twin

English verb: duplicate

1. duplicate (creation) make or do or perform again

SamplesHe could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick.

Synonymsdouble, reduplicate, repeat, replicate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reproduce

Narrower (hyponym)copy, geminate, recapitulate, reduplicate, replicate

2. duplicate (stative) duplicate or match

SamplesThe polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse.

Synonymsparallel, twin

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

3. duplicate (creation) make a duplicate or duplicates of

SamplesCould you please duplicate this letter for me?.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)reproduce

4. duplicate (change) increase twofold

SamplesThe population doubled within 50 years.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)manifold, multiply

Narrower (hyponym)geminate, redouble

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