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dual

du·al

dual

 
 
pronunciation:
dul [or] du l
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to two, esp. having two, often identical, components, people, sections, or the like; double.
The driver training cars are equipped with dual controls.
similar words:
double, twin
definition 2: having two distinct sides, natures, or aspects.
Our trip to the city had a dual purpose.He acts so differently at times that one might suspect he has a dual personality.She explained her theory about the dual nature of romantic love.
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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.
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