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duplication

[doo-pli-key-shuh n, dyoo-] /ˌdu plɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌdyu-/
noun
1.
an act or instance of duplicating.
2.
the state of being duplicated.
3.
4.
Genetics. a type of chromosomal aberration in which a region of the chromosome is repeated.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; (< Anglo-French) < Latin duplicātiōn- (stem of duplicātiō), equivalent to duplicāt(us) (see duplicate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonduplication, noun
preduplication, noun
self-duplication, noun
superduplication, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for nonduplication

duplication

/ˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of duplicating or the state of being duplicated
2.
a copy; duplicate
3.
(genetics) a mutation in which there are two or more copies of a gene or of a segment of a chromosome
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Word Origin and History for nonduplication

duplication

n.

early 15c., "doubling," from Middle French duplicacion (13c.) and directly from Latin duplicationem (nominative duplicatio), noun of action from past participle stem of duplicare (see duplicate (adj.)). Meaning "repetition" is from 1580s.

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nonduplication in Medicine

duplication du·pli·ca·tion (dōō'plĭ-kā'shən, dyōō'-)
n.
The existence or growth into two corresponding parts.

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