dual vs duel : Common Errors in English

About dual vs duel

“Dual” is an adjective describing the two-ness of something—dual carburetors, for instance. A “duel” is a formal battle intended to settle a dispute.

dual Meaning(s)

  • (s) consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
  • (s) having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
  • (s) a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)

duel Meaning(s)

  • (n) a prearranged fight with deadly weapons by two people (accompanied by seconds) in order to settle a quarrel over a point of honor
  • (n) any struggle between two skillful opponents (individuals or groups)
  • (v) fight a duel, as over one's honor or a woman

dual in News

  1. Trendnet AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter

    Trendnet's AC1200 Dual Band Wireless USB Adapter is the companion pre-draft 11ac adapter to Trendnet's excellent AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router. However, in testing we saw better throughput with another vendor's adapter.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PC Magazine

  2. Dual accreditation to become DeKalb policy

    When it appeared that the DeKalb School system was at risk of losing its accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, many parents began pushing for accreditation from the Georgia Accrediting Commission, as a “safety net” to insure the value of their childrens’ DeKalb County high school diplomas. The tactic, referred to as “dual accreditation,” was initially met with ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Dunwoody Crier

  3. Dual Matrix to Redefine Tabletop Inspection at NEPCON Malaysia with CyberOptics' QX100(TM)

    CyberOptics Corporation (Nasdaq: CYBE) announces that its representative Dual Matrix will display its award-winning QX100™ tabletop AOI system in booth #D5, at NEPCON Malaysia, June 10-12, 2013 at the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA). The QX100™ AOI system combines the performance of an in-line inspection system with the flexibility of a tabletop system, redefining tabletop ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: ThomasNet

duel in News

  1. Essex walks into title game, CVU will defend title

    Essex and Colchester locked down a pitcher's duel that may have ended only when the lakers had to lift their starter due to pitch count.  Couple batters later hornets walk off winners, and will play for the state championship verse...CVU the defending state champs, who knocked off St. Johnsbury in the other D1 semifinal game.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WPTZ Burlington

  2. Madigan’s Auto wins pitchers’ duel; Lakeview now 9-0

    Brandon Hanline had two hits, Lukas Holler had two RBIs and Zach Hanline went the distance and won a pitchers’ duel as Madigan’s Auto Sales edged Taylor Mining, 3-1, in Hot Stove League baseball Wednesday at Holler Field.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Cumberland Times-News

  3. Poll: Who will win pitching duel between Royals' Shields and Tigers' Verlander?

    Two of the best pitchers in the game face off today as the Royals' James Shields (pictured) goes up against Tigers ace Justin Verlander in a 1 p.m. game at Kauffman Stadium. Who will win this duel? Shields has pitched well but hasn't gotten run support or wins, while Verlander remains dominant and has a powerful Detroit lineup backing him up. Vote in our poll.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Kansas City Star

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