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

  • adj. Relating to or being a commercial paper bearing the signatures of two persons liable for the obligation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having or bearing two names.


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  • He is best known for instituting a two-name method for identifying plants and animals, called binomial nomenclature.

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  • The fact that the basic sentence-module in Ontology is singular inclusion of the form ˜A ε b™ has misled some commentators into thinking that Leśniewski turned his back on the Fregean notion of predication as functional application and instead reverted to a medieval “two-name” account of predication.

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  • However, whether or not Ockham was a two-name theorist, Leśniewski definitely was not.

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  • Consult the International Year Book published by Editor & Publisher to determine whether a two-name combination is hyphenated.

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  • But the Karlsruhe-based Federal Constitutional Court rejected their claim, ruling the law exists to prevent clunky "name chains," while still allowing couples to decide for themselves which last name, or two-name combination, they wish to take on. Homepage

  • The confusion can be avoided by using the moth's Latin name which was established two hundred years ago by a natural scientist named Carolus Linnaeus, and by the two-name namers who followed after him.

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  • For the moment, the paparazzi will have to make do with the lesser, two-name celebrities already crowding the VIP room at this unveiling of the new Jivamukti studio, the center of New York’s yoga scene.

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