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duplicate

du·pli·cate

duplicate

 
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
phrases:
in duplicate
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: du pl kiht
definition 1: an exact copy of an original.
synonyms:
clone, facsimile, replication
similar words:
carbon copy, copy, image, likeness, mimeograph, replica, replicate, reproduction, transcript, xerox
definition 2: something that is practically identical to something else in appearance and function.
synonyms:
double
similar words:
carbon copy, facsimile, image, likeness, look-alike, match, replica, replicate, replication, reproduction, ringer, twin
phrase: in duplicate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: du pl keIt
inflections: duplicated, duplicates, duplicating
definition 1: to copy (something) exactly.
synonyms:
copy, reproduce
similar words:
clone, emulate, imitate, mimeograph, mirror, replicate, Xerox
definition 2: to do again in the same way; repeat.
I'll bet you can't duplicate your first dive.
synonyms:
repeat, replicate, reproduce
similar words:
double
definition 3: to cause to double in size.
synonyms:
double
similar words:
redouble
 
part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: du pl kiht
definition 1: made like, exactly resembling, or corresponding to something else.
a duplicate receipt
similar words:
same
definition 2: having two parts; double.
synonyms:
duplex, twofold
similar words:
double
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).