duplication duplication  /ˌdju plə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a copy that corresponds to an original exactly
  2. (n) the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of something



  1. The list also shows massive duplication in some accounts.
  2. One divides again and again and again, spawning hundreds of copies of itself before exhausting its powers of duplication and dying out.
  3. Not having to attempt a duplication of reality liberates a good animator's imagination.



    The new Omaha Public Schools board is off to a fast start. Plans for a series of audits that will look for duplication and inefficiencies, as well as to help set priorities for strategic planning, are smart moves.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

  2. Why our prehistoric, parasitic 'jumping' genes don't send us into meltdown

    A new study reveals for the first time how the movement and duplication of segments of DNA known as transposons, is regulated. This prevents a genomic meltdown, and instead enables transposons to live in harmony with their hosts — including humans.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "They will need to be less focused on scale when contributing to multinational operations, with the emphasis moving to quality," Harvey said. "We should have less duplication of capabilities held in large numbers by our NATO allies."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Nick Harvey Source: KBS Radio

  2. "There is massive duplication and a lack of clarity of who does what," said Mr Hayward at a gathering of staff in Houston.
    on Sep 25, 2007 By: Tony Hayward Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. In the memo, Prince said: "We will consolidate certain back-office, middle-office and corporate functions at the business, regional and headquarters levels to eliminate duplication of effort and focus, instead, on building truly efficient,...
    on Apr 9, 2007 By: Charles Prince Source: Forbes

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