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Borrowed from Middle French, from Late Latin duplicatio, duplicationem, from Latin duplico. Morphologically duplicate +‎ -ion

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /djuː.plɪ.ˈkeɪ.ʃən/, /dʒuː.plɪ.ˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /d(j)u.plɪ.ˈkeɪ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

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duplication (countable and uncountable, plural duplications)

  1. The act of duplicating.
    • 2021 July 14, Pip Dunn, “Woodhead 40 years on: time to let go”, in RAIL, number 935, page 39:
      Another argument for closing Woodhead was simply one of route duplication, and this was the main reason put forward by BR at the time.
  2. A folding over; a fold.
  3. (biology) The act or process of dividing by natural growth or spontaneous action.
    duplication of cartilage cells
  4. (genetics) The act of copying a nucleotide sequence from one chromosome to another.
  5. (genetics) A nucleotide sequence copied through such a process.

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Inherited from Middle French, from Late Latin duplicātiōnem, from Latin duplicō.

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duplication f (plural duplications)

  1. duplication

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