Duplicate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈduːplɪkeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word duplicate
Brit.  |ˈdjuːplɪkeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word duplicate


- something additional of the same kind (syn: extra)
- a copy that corresponds to an original exactly (syn: duplication)
he made a duplicate for the files


- make or do or perform again (syn: double, reduplicate, repeat, replicate)
- duplicate or match (syn: parallel, twin)
- make a duplicate or duplicates of
Could you please duplicate this letter for me?
- increase twofold (syn: double)


- identically copied from an original
a duplicate key
- being two identical (syn: matching, twin)

Extra examples

I began receiving duplicate copies of the magazine every month.

I had a duplicate key made.

She duplicated the video to give to family and friends.

Unfortunately, the results of the first study could not be duplicated.

In case you lose your keys, keep a set of duplicates somewhere safe.

...doll carriages that are duplicates of baby carriages...

Astronomy is a science of duplicate origin.

New copies of the form can be duplicated from a master copy.

The video was duplicated illegally.

We don't want staff to duplicate each other's work.

A duplicate copy should be made for the county record office.

Locksmiths can make duplicates of most keys.

She kept both the duplicate and the original.

Could you please duplicate this letter for me?

Copies of the proposal should be sent in duplicate.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: duplicate
he/she/it: duplicates
present participle: duplicating
past tense: duplicated
past participle: duplicated
singular: duplicate
plural: duplicates
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