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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or procedure of duplicating.
  • n. The condition of being duplicated.
  • n. A duplicate; a replica.
  • n. Genetics The occurrence of a repeated section of genetic material in a chromosome.
  • n. Genetics The formation of such a duplication.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated; a doubling; a folding over; a fold.
  • n. The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage cells.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated; a doubling; a folding over; a fold.
  • n. The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of duplicating, or of making or repeating something essentially the same as something previously existing or done.
  • n. In arithmetic, the multiplication of a number by two.
  • n. A folding; a doubling; also, a fold: as”, the duplication of a membrane.
  • n. In physiology, the act or process of dividing into two by natural growth or spontaneous division.
  • n. In music, the process or act of adding the upper or lower octaves or replicates to the tones of a melody or harmony. See double, n. and verb
  • n. In botany, same as chorisis.
  • n. In admiralty law, a pleading on the part of the defendant in reply to the replication.
  • n. Eccles., the celebration of the mass or eucharist twice by the same priest on the same day.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
  • n. the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something

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