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DUPLEX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does duplex mean? 

DUPLEX (noun)
  The noun DUPLEX has 2 senses:

1. a house with two units sharing a common wall
2. an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase

  Familiarity information: DUPLEX used as a noun is rare.


DUPLEX (adjective)
  The adjective DUPLEX has 2 senses:

1. (used technically of a device or process) having two parts
2. allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously

  Familiarity information: DUPLEX used as an adjective is rare.


DUPLEX (verb)
  The verb DUPLEX has 1 sense:

1. change into a duplex

  Familiarity information: DUPLEX used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DUPLEX (noun)


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Meaning:

A house with two units sharing a common wall

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

duplex; duplex house; semidetached house

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

house (a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families)


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Meaning:

An apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

duplex apartment; duplex

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

apartment; flat (a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house)


DUPLEX (adjective)


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Meaning:

(used technically of a device or process) having two parts

Context example:

a duplex transaction

Similar:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


Sense 2duplex [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously

Context examples:

duplex system / duplex telephony

Similar:

bidirectional (reactive or functioning or allowing movement in two usually opposite directions)

Domain category:

telecom; telecommunication ((often plural) systems used in transmitting messages over a distance electronically)


DUPLEX (verb)


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Meaning:

Change into a duplex

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "duplex" is one way to...):

convert (change the nature, purpose, or function of something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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