duplex duplex  /ˈdu ˌplɛks/


  1. (n) a house with two units sharing a common wall
  2. (n) an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
  3. (v) change into a duplex
  4. (adj) (used technically of a device or process) having two parts
  5. (adj) allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously


  1. Now an almost compulsive concertizer, he is rarely in his Manhattan duplex, averages a brain-fogging 125 concerts and recitals a year.
  2. Reveling in his success with the matrons, young Tommie Bartlett earns $22,000 a year, lives handsomely in a duplex apartment on Lake Shore Drive.
  3. The owner had promised me an apartment when I returned, and this one was a much more elaborate three-bedroom duplex, quite an apartment.


  1. Macon, Ga., duplex fire kills mom, 3 daughters, including girl in wheelchair; 3 others survive

    MACON, Ga. — Authorities say an early-morning fire swept through a duplex in central Georgia, killing a mother and three of her daughters. Fire officials say the blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday in Macon.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Macon, Ga., Duplex Fire Kills Mom, 3 Daughters

    Macon, Ga., duplex fire kills mom, 3 daughters, including girl in wheelchair; 3 others survive        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

  3. First veteran housing duplex in Indian River County moves closer to reality

    GIFFORD — The first truckloads of fill began arriving early Monday for the first veteran housing duplex in Indian River County built by the nonprofit Every Dream Has a Price.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Indian River Press Journal


  1. "I haven't really witnessed any drama," Davis said. "We stay at the same duplex. He's on the top floor. I'm on the first floor. I mind my business and he minds his business."
    on Feb 18, 2006 By: Shani Davis Source: USA Today

  2. "I grew up very similarly to Miri, in a duplex in a working-class town in Massachusetts. And I got to have a lot of say over what she was like. With Laura Bush, those things are already predetermined. You need to nail the reality of it, first and...
    on Oct 27, 2008 By: Elizabeth Banks Source: Seattle Times

  3. "We had a need to OCR the printed timecard output," Burke explained. "Dot-matrix print sent the OCR engine into flights of vector-based fancy. But capturing that print output and redirecting it to an IBM 4200TN Duplex printer allowed the OCR...
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Jack Burke Jr Source: TechNewsWorld

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