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du·plex / ˈd(y)oōpleks/ • n. something having two parts, in particular: ∎  a house divided into two apartments, with a separate entrance for each. ∎  an apartment on two floors. ∎  Biochem. a double-stranded polynucleotide molecule. • adj. 1. having two parts, in particular: ∎  (of a house) having two apartments. ∎  (of an apartment) on two floors. ∎  (of paper or board) having two differently colored layers or sides. ∎  Biochem. consisting of two polynucleotide strands linked side by side. ∎  (of a printer or its software) capable of printing on both sides of the paper. 2. (of a communications system, computer circuit, etc.) allowing the transmission of two signals simultaneously in opposite directions. Compare with multiplex, simplex.

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duplex A series of horses bounded by a roof thrust and a floor thrust. There are three main types of compressional duplexes: hinterland dipping; foreland dipping; and antiformal stacks. There are also extensional duplexes in normal dip-slip regimes. Duplex terminology has also been applied to strike-slip terrains where smaller en échelon features bound by two continuous, major fault zones form a strike-slip complex. In strike-slip regimes extensional and compressional duplexes may coexist.

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duplex (full duplex) Involving or denoting a connection between two endpoints, either physical or logical, over which data may travel in both directions simultaneously. See also half duplex, simplex, return channel.

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duplex Describing a biological molecule comprising two cross-linked polymeric chains oriented lengthways side by side. The term is applied particularly to the double-stranded structure of DNA.

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duplex. Apartment in a block of flats on two floors, with its own internal stair.

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