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    dual - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dual

    (adj) consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
    Synonyms : double , duple
    Example Sentence
    • an egg with a double yolk
    • a double (binary) star
    • double doors
    • dual controls for pilot and copilot
    • duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure
    (adj) having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
    Example Sentence
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning
    (adj) a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
    Example Sentence
    • ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek
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