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dual

du·al

dual

 
pronunciation:
dul [or] du l
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to two, esp. having two, often similar, components, people, sections, or the like; double.
having a dual purposedual controls in a driver training car
similar words:
double, twin
definition 2: having a double or two-sided nature or character.
derivations: dually (adv.), duality (n.)
Homophone Note
The words dual and duel sound alike but have different meanings. To find out what these two words have in common, look up duel.
Word Parts
The word dual contains the following part:
du, duo Latin root that means two
synonyms:
bi-, bin-, di-2, diplo-