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du·al

 (do͞o′əl, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Composed of two usually like or complementary parts; double: dual controls for pilot and copilot; a car with dual exhaust pipes.
2. Having a double character or purpose: a belief in the dual nature of reality.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a number category that indicates two persons or things, as in Greek, Sanskrit, and Old English.
n. Grammar
1. The dual number.
2. An inflected form of a noun, adjective, pronoun, or verb used with two items or people.

[Latin duālis, from duo, two; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

du′al·ly adv.

dual

(ˈdjuːəl)
adj
1. relating to or denoting two
2. twofold; double
3. (Grammar) (in the grammar of Old English, Ancient Greek, and certain other languages) denoting a form of a word indicating that exactly two referents are being referred to
4. (Mathematics) maths logic (of structures or expressions) having the property that the interchange of certain pairs of terms, and usually the distribution of negation, yields equivalent structures or expressions
n
(Grammar) grammar
a. the dual number
b. a dual form of a word
vb, duals, dualling or dualled
(Civil Engineering) (tr) Brit to make (a road) into a dual carriageway
[C17: from Latin duālis concerning two, from duo two]
ˈdually adv

du•al

(ˈdu əl, ˈdyu-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or noting two.
2. composed or consisting of two people, items, parts, etc., together; twofold; double: dual ownership.
3. having a twofold, or double, character or nature.
4. of or belonging to a grammatical category of number, as in Old English, Old Russian, or Arabic, used to indicate that a word denotes two persons or things.
n.
5. Gram. the dual number.
6. a word or other form in the dual.
[1535–45; < Latin duālis containing two, relating to a pair]
du′al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dual - consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs; "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"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
2.dual - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualitiesdual - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
3.dual - a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural); "ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek"
plural - grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units

dual

adjective twofold, double, twin, matched, coupled, paired, duplicate, binary, duplex his dual role as head of party and state

dual

adjective
1. Composed of two parts or things:
2. Consisting of two identical or similar related things, parts, or elements:
Translations
dvojí
dobbelt
tvöfaldur
dvejopasdviejų eilių kelias
divkāršsdubults

dual

[ˈdjʊəl]
A. ADJdoble
B. CPD dual carriageway N (Brit) → autovía f, carretera f de doble calzada
dual control Ndoble mando m
dual nationality Ndoble nacionalidad f
dual ownership Ncondominio m
dual personality Ndoble personalidad f

dual

[ˈdjuːəl] adjdoubledual carriageway n (British)route f à quatre voiesdual-control [ˌdjuːəlkənˈtrəʊl] adj [car] → à double commandedual controls npldouble commande f

dual

adj (= double)doppelt, Doppel-; (= two kinds of)zweierlei; in his dual role as …in seiner Doppelrolle als …; it has a dual functiones hat doppelte or zweierlei Funktion

dual

:
dual carriageway
n (Brit) Straße mit Mittelstreifen und Fahrbahnen in beiden Richtungen, → ˜ Schnellstraße f
dual citizenship
dual controls
pl (Aut) → Doppelsteuerung f
dual display
n (of prices) → doppelte Preisangabe or -auszeichnung
dual economy

dual

:
dual nationality
dual personality
dual pricing
ndeglomerative Preisdifferenzierung; (for two currencies) → doppelte Preisauszeichnung
dual-purpose

dual

[ˈdjʊəl]
1. adjdoppio/a, duplice
dual controls → doppi comandi mpl
dual nationality → doppia nazionalità
2. n (Gram) → duale m (Geom) → duale f

dual

(ˈdjuəl) adjective
double; twofold; made up of two. a gadget with a dual purpose; The driving instructor's car has dual controls.
dual carriageway
a road divided by a central strip of land etc with each side used by traffic moving in one direction.
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