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Adjective: duplex  'd(y)oo,pleks
  1. (used technically of a device or process) having two parts
    "a duplex transaction"
     
  2. (telecommunication) allowing communication in opposite directions simultaneously
    "duplex system"; "duplex telephony"
Noun: duplex  'd(y)oo,pleks
Usage: N. Amer
  1. A house with two units sharing a common wall
    - duplex house [N. Amer], semidetached house
     
  2. An apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
    - duplex apartment [N. Amer]
Verb: duplex  'd(y)oo,pleks
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Change into a duplex

Derived forms: duplexed, duplexes, duplexing

See also: bidirectional, multiple

Type of: apartment, convert, flat [Brit], house

Encyclopedia: Duplex, Texas