[ doo-pli-key-shuh n, dyoo- ]
/ ˌdu plɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌdyu- /
an act or instance of duplicating.
the state of being duplicated.
Genetics. a type of chromosomal aberration in which a region of the chromosome is repeated.
Origin of duplication
OTHER WORDS FROM duplicationnon·du·pli·ca·tion, noun pre·du·pli·ca·tion, noun self-du·pli·ca·tion, noun su·per·du·pli·ca·tion, noun
Words nearby duplication
Example sentences from the Web for duplication
Recommendations from the Government Accountability Office on reducing waste and duplication need to be enforced, not ignored.A 9-Point Plan to Fix the Debt, for Good |Mark McKinnon |January 13, 2013 |DAILY BEAST
Superimposing the route maps of United and Continental shows an extraordinary amount of duplication.Bad News for Fliers |Clive Irving |April 30, 2010 |DAILY BEAST
A duplication of the act would manifestly be entirely useless.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents |Grover Cleveland
I instantly thought that they could be photographed, so as to show the duplication produced by the illusion.Real Ghost Stories |William T. Stead
But duplication, though it has been sedulously avoided here, is sometimes almost inevitable.A Letter Book |George Saintsbury
Whatever his reasons, he did encourage Christman to undertake the major task of duplication.The Wright Brothers' Engines and Their Design |Leonard S. Hobbs.
The resemblance in sound to a duplication of Ymix is apparent.Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices |Cyrus Thomas
British Dictionary definitions for duplication
/ (ˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən) /
the act of duplicating or the state of being duplicated
a copy; duplicate
genetics a mutation in which there are two or more copies of a gene or of a segment of a chromosome
Medical definitions for duplication
[ dōō′plĭ-kā′shən ]
The existence or growth into two corresponding parts.