Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, related to, or being a duplicate

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality of duplicating or doubling.
  • adj. Having the quality of subdividing into two by natural growth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the quality of duplicating or doubling; especially, in physiology, having the quality of duplicating or dividing into two by natural growth or spontaneous division.

Etymologies

From duplicate +‎ -ive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sampson expressed concerns about what he called a duplicative federal resolution and assessment authority, as well as potentially duplicative authority within the ONI.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • Because those who perform earlier-stage research will not benefit unless they themselves are the ones to do the later-stage research to bring the project to completion, there will be a large incentive to conceal research results and other information, resulting in duplicative research.

    California Dreaming, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Search the word "unique" (which appears only twice in duplicative expressions) and you'll find this gem:

    Saltzman's in on Paulson stadiums deal (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • It was left to Mr. Glocer to push through a more drastic proposal that consolidated the division, and wiped away layers of what the company called duplicative executive positions.

    Crunch Time at Thomson Reuters

  • The measure signed into law Wednesday will fund federal agencies at current levels through March 18, while slicing $4 billion from eight programs that Obama has identified as duplicative or unnecessary and more than 50 local projects requested by individual lawmakers, otherwise known as earmarks.

    White House proposes $6.5 billion more in spending cuts

  • About the best he managed was that it was "duplicative," which was about as nonsensical a position as could be imagined.

    How Joe Lieberman helped the Democrats lose the election

  • At a press conference at Moffett Field on Tuesday morning, the White House's first-ever chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, said the Obama administration began working on the initiative in March to address the "duplicative" nature of the federal government's computer networks, "where you have 23 data centers in one agency."

    NASA Watch: Keith Cowing: September 2009 Archives

  • The United States and EU today committed to reducing technical barriers to trade such as duplicative regulation, unnecessary paperwork, and incompatible standards, which may hinder trans-Atlantic trade by $3-5 billion, and impose especially severe burdens on small and medium-sized companies.

    Fact Sheet On Transatlantic Economic Partnership

  • The move, deemed controversial and could be "duplicative" of the functions of the iPhone, could have teetered on Apple not approving Opera, but fortunately the Cupertino, California company gave Opera the green light and the app is available in the App Store right now.

    pocketnow.com

  • Republican press release: "Dems demand 'duplicative', 'wasteful', 'inefficient' spending."

    The Crossed Pond

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