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duplex  n.  
Something which is duplex; used mostly in reference to a living unit, such as an apartment, in a building having two similar living units.
(Biology, Genetics) A double-stranded region in a nucleic acid molecule. See deoxyribonucleic acid.

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"Duplex" Quotes from Famous Books

... was added a feeling experienced by all, understood by none—a feeling as if in some state, less visionary than a dream, in some past real existence, I had seen all I saw, with precisely the same feelings as I now beheld them—as if all my sensations were a duplex mirror of a former revelation. To get rid of this oppressive sense I strove to imagine change in this tranquil spot—this augmented my mood, by causing me to bestow more attention on the objects ...
— The Last Man • Mary Shelley

... been particularly easy to get Mr. Britt to come to the house, Mr. Harnden was not finding it easy to hold his prospective backer's attention. The patent project under consideration was what the inventor called "a duplex door," designed to keep kitchen odors from dining rooms. Mr. Harnden had a model of the apparatus. With his forefinger he kept tripping the doors, showing how a person's weight operated the contrivance, shutting the doors behind ...
— When Egypt Went Broke • Holman Day

... cut, has three main parts: (1) The "plate and pen," (2) some form of "key and sounder" and (3) two batteries. While any key and sounder can be used with the plate, we wish to call especial attention to the duplex sounder shown, as this has been designed to do double work. If you already have "Fun with Telegraphy," for example, and want to order the "Codegraph Plate and Pen," we will include, free of charge, an extra attachment ...
— How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus • Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John

... stations have still another problem to meet and they meet it in a different way," responded Bob. "In order that the currents they are obliged to use shall not destroy detectors and other delicate receiving apparatus they carry on what are known as duplex operations. That is, the receiving station is constructed at some distance from the sending station—often several miles away—and the two parts of the service are performed independently by different antennae. In this way sending ...
— Walter and the Wireless • Sara Ware Bassett

... that makes history by engendering struggle.... From day to day it becomes more clear that the conditions of production under which the capitalist class exists, are not of a homogeneous and simple character, but are two-sided, duplex; and that in the same proportion in which wealth is produced, poverty is produced also; that in the same proportion in which there is development of the productive forces, there is also developed a force that begets repression; that these conditions only generate ...
— The Arena - Volume 4, No. 21, August, 1891 • Various

... et spiritus Christi"), of the "creation of two substances which Christ himself also possesses," ("conditio duarum substantiarum, quas Christus et ipse gestat")[596] and of the "twofold condition not blended but united in one person—God and man" ("duplex status non confusus sed conjunctus in una persona—deus et homo".)[597] Here we already have in a complete form the later Chalcedonian formula of the two substances in one person.[598] At the same time, however, ...
— History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) • Adolph Harnack

... I dedicate to you are the two eternal aspects of one and the same fact. Homo duplex, said the great Buffon: why not add Res duplex? Everything has two sides, even virtue. Hence Moliere always shows us both sides of every human problem; and Diderot, imitating him, once wrote, "This is not a mere tale"—in what is perhaps Diderot's masterpiece, where he shows us the beautiful ...
— Poor Relations • Honore de Balzac

Words linked to "Duplex" :   apartment, telecommunication, duplex house, bidirectional, duplex apartment, flat

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