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EnglishEdit

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  • (abbreviation, grammar): du.

EtymologyEdit

Latin dualis (two), from duo (two), + adjective suffix -alis

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dual (not comparable)

  1. Exhibiting duality; characterized by having two (usually equivalent) components.
  2. Acting as a counterpart.
  3. Double.
    dual-headed computer
  4. (grammar) Pertaining to grammatical number (as in singular and plural), referring to two of something, such as a pair of shoes, in the context of the singular, plural and in some languages, trial grammatical number. Modern Arabic displays a dual number, as did Homeric Greek.
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NounEdit

dual (plural duals)

  1. Of an item that is one of a pair, the other item in the pair.
  2. (geometry) Of a regular polyhedron with V vertices and F faces, the regular polyhedron having F vertices and V faces.
    The octahedron is the dual of the cube.
  3. (grammar) dual number The grammatical number of a noun marking two of something (as in singular, dual, plural), sometimes referring to two of anything (a couple of, exactly two of), or a chirality-marked pair (as in left and right, as with gloves or shoes) or in some languages as a discourse marker, "between you and me". A few languages display trial number.
  4. (mathematics) Of a vector in an inner product space, the linear functional corresponding to taking the inner product with that vector. The set of all duals is a vector space called the dual space.

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish dúal (tress, lock of hair), from Proto-Celtic *doklo-, from Proto-Indo-European *dok̑-lo- (compare Icelandic tagl (horse's tail), Old English tægel, English tail).

NounEdit

dual m (genitive duail, nominative plural duail)

  1. lock, tress
  2. wisp, tuft
  3. ply, strand
  4. twist, twine
  5. spiral, whirl
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VerbEdit

dual (present analytic dualann, future analytic dualfaidh, verbal noun dualadh, past participle dualta)

  1. to twine
  2. to braid, coil
  3. to interlace, fold
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

dual m (genitive duail, nominative plural duail)

  1. dowel
  2. knot (in timber)
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Etymology 3Edit

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AdjectiveEdit

dual

  1. native, natural
    Is dual dó a bheith leisciúil. ― He is naturally lazy.
  2. proper, fitting
  3. in the natural order of things
  4. fated
  5. possible
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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
dual dhual ndual
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

dual m, f (plural duais; comparable)

  1. dual (having two elements)

Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

dual m (genitive duail, plural dualan)

  1. birthright

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AdjectiveEdit

dual m, f (plural duales)

  1. dual
  2. (grammar) dual