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duplication    : [dj,uplək'eʃən]
duplication \du`pli*ca"tion\, n. [L. duplicatio: cf. F.
1. The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated;
a doubling; a folding over; a fold.
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2. (Biol.) The act or process of dividing by natural growth
or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage
cells. --Carpenter.
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{duplication of the cube} (Math.), the operation of finding a
cube having a volume which is double that of a given cube.
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n 1: a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a
duplicate for the files" [synonym: {duplicate}, {duplication}]
2: the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of
something; "this kind of duplication is wasteful" [synonym:
{duplication}, {gemination}]

123 Moby Thesaurus words for "duplication":
Janus, ambiguity, ambivalence, bedizenment, biformity, bifurcation,
burlesque, clone, conjugation, copy, counterpart, dichotomy, ditto,
double, doubleness, doublethink, doubling, dualism, duality, dummy,
dupe, duplexity, duplicate, duplication of effort, duplicity, echo,
embellishment, equivocality, expletive, extravagance, facsimile,
fat, featherbedding, filling, frill, frills, frippery, gingerbread,
halving, hectography, imitation, irony, knockoff, luxury,
mimeography, mock-up, model, needlessness, ornamentation,
overadornment, overlap, padding, pairing, palingenesis, paraphrase,
parody, payroll padding, plagiarism, pleonasm, polarity, prolixity,
quadruplicate, quotation, re-creation, re-formation, reappearance,
rebirth, rebuilding, reconstitution, reconstruction, recurrence,
redesign, redoing, redoubling, redundance, redundancy,
reduplication, reecho, reedition, reestablishment, refashioning,
regeneration, regenesis, regurgitation, reincarnation,
reinstitution, reissue, remaking, renascence, renewal, renovation,
reoccurrence, reorganization, repetition, replica, replication,
representation, reprinting, reproduction, reprography, reshaping,
restoration, restructuring, resumption, resurrection, return,
revision, revival, rubbing, superfluity, superfluousness,
tautology, tracing, transcription, travesty, triplicate, twinning,
two-facedness, twoness, unnecessariness, verbosity, version,

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