preduplication

duplication

[doo-pli-key-shuhn, dyoo-]
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; (< Anglo-French) < Latin duplicātiōn- (stem of duplicātiō), equivalent to duplicāt(us) (see duplicate) + -iōn- -ion

nonduplication, noun
preduplication, noun
self-duplication, noun
superduplication, noun
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duplication (ˌdjuːplɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
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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duplication
early 15c., from Fr. duplication (13c.), from L. duplicationem, noun of action from duplicare (see duplicate).
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duplication du·pli·ca·tion (dōō'plĭ-kā'shən, dyōō'-)
n.
The existence or growth into two corresponding parts.

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