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DUALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does duality mean? 

DUALITY (noun)
  The noun DUALITY has 3 senses:

1. being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
2. (physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory
3. (geometry) the interchangeability of the roles of points and planes in the theorems of projective geometry

  Familiarity information: DUALITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUALITY (noun)


Sense 1duality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

dichotomy; duality

Context example:

the dichotomy between eastern and western culture

Hypernyms ("duality" is a kind of...):

categorisation; categorization; classification (a group of people or things arranged by class or category)


Sense 2duality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) the property of matter and electromagnetic radiation that is characterized by the fact that some properties can be explained best by wave theory and others by particle theory

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

wave-particle duality; duality

Hypernyms ("duality" is a kind of...):

property (a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


Sense 3duality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(geometry) the interchangeability of the roles of points and planes in the theorems of projective geometry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("duality" is a kind of...):

exchangeability; fungibility; interchangeability; interchangeableness (the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange)

Domain category:

geometry (the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces)


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