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.
Sampson expressed concerns about what he called a duplicative federal resolution and assessment authority, as well as potentially duplicative authority within the ONI.
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.
Search the word "unique" (which appears only twice in duplicative expressions) and you'll find this gem:
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.
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.
About the best he managed was that it was "duplicative," which was about as nonsensical a position as could be imagined.
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."
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.
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.
Republican press release: "Dems demand 'duplicative', 'wasteful', 'inefficient' spending."
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