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Definition of duplicate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

duplicate

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BrE BrE//ˈdjuːplɪkət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːplɪkət//
 
[only before noun] exactly like something else; made as a copy of something else a duplicate invoice
Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘having two corresponding parts’): from Latin duplicat- ‘doubled’, from the verb duplicare, from duplic- ‘twofold’, from duo ‘two’ + plicare ‘to fold’.
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