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du·al-pur·pose

(do͞o′əl-pûr′pəs, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
Designed for or serving two purposes.

dual-purpose

adj
having or serving two functions

du′al-pur′pose



adj.
1. serving two functions.
2. bred for two purposes, as to provide meat and milk or meat and eggs.
[1910–15]
Translations

dual-purpose

[ˈdjʊəlˈpɜːpəs] ADJde doble uso

dual-purpose

[ˈdjʊəlˈpɜːpəs] adja doppio uso
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