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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duplication  \Du`pli*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  duplicatio:  cf  F. 
  duplication.] 
  1.  The  act  of  duplicating,  or  the  state  of  being  duplicated; 
  a  doubling;  a  folding  over  a  fold. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  The  act  or  process  of  dividing  by  natural  growth 
  or  spontaneous  action  as  the  duplication  of  cartilage 
  cells.  --Carpenter. 
 
  {Duplication  of  the  cube}  (Math.),  the  operation  of  finding  a 
  cube  having  a  volume  which  is  double  that  of  a  given  cube. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duplication 
  n  1:  either  of  two  things  that  correspond  to  one  another  exactly; 
  "he  made  a  duplicate  for  the  files"  [syn:  {duplicate}] 
  2:  the  act  of  duplicating  something  "this  kind  of  duplication 
  is  wasteful"  [syn:  {duplicating}] 




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