how to pronounce duplex


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duplex is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of duplex in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and it's a duplex there's one side of it …”

meanings of duplex


  1. A system of multiple thrust faults bounded above and below by a roof thrust and floor thrust.
  2. A throwing motion where two balls are thrown with one hand at the same time.
  3. A cancellation combining a numerical cancellation with a second mark showing time, date, and place of posting.
  4. A double-stranded polynucleotide.
  5. A house made up of two dwelling units.


  1. Bidirectional (in two directions).
  2. Having horizons with contrasting textures.
  3. Double, made up of two parts.


  1. To make a series of duplex throws.
  2. To make duplex.
  3. To make into a duplex.

duplex frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word duplex occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics duplex can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that duplex can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to duplex


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