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duplicate

du·pli·cate

duplicate

 
parts of speech:
noun, verb, adjective
phrases:
in duplicate
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: du pl kiht
definition: something that is an exact copy of something else.
Make me a duplicate of that letter for our office records.
synonyms:
facsimile
similar words:
copy, image, likeness, mimeograph, reproduction, xerox
phrase: in duplicate
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: du pl keIt
inflections: duplicated, duplicates, duplicating
definition 1: to copy exactly.
He duplicated the dancer's steps.
synonyms:
copy, reproduce
similar words:
imitate, Xerox
definition 2: to do again in the same way; repeat.
I'll bet you can't duplicate your first dive.
synonyms:
repeat, reproduce
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: du pl kiht
definition: made exactly alike.
They wore duplicate shirts.
similar words:
same
derivations: duplicative (adj.), duplication (n.)
Word Parts
The word duplicate contains the following parts:
du, duo Latin root that means two
synonyms:
bi-, bin-, di-2, diplo-
 
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).