[ UK /djˈuːə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈduəɫ, ˈduɫ/ ]
  1. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
    the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence
    a double (or dual) role for an actor
    every episode has its double and treble meaning
  2. a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
    ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek
  3. consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
    an egg with a double yolk
    double doors
    a double (binary) star
    dual controls for pilot and copilot
    duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure
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How To Use dual In A Sentence

  • He was an exceedingly capable and highly regarded individual. Times, Sunday Times
  • In any event, when making a case against the indivisibility of Sinitic, it is not necessary to rebut each of these "common" features individually, since they are largely or wholly extralinguistic. Language Log
  • The rest of the explanation seeps out gradually as midnight melts into the early hours. Times, Sunday Times
  • Speaking of pal Dorian, he's mentioned to me a couple times at work that somewhere on the John Byrne Forum, some industrious individual "rewrote" events in Identity Crisis so that You-Know-Who wasn't sexually assaulted and killed. Archive 2004-07-18
  • The danger in Iraq is repeating the biggest mistake - yielding to gradualism.
  • Making a flip book involves using the corner of a sketch pad to illustrate individual still frames of cartoon movement.
  • One consequence of epidemiological research into the contribution of lifestyle factors to cancer risk has been to blame the individual who develops cancer.
  • Advertisers pretending to be private individuals will be liable to prosecution.
  • However, even during adulthood we are constantly learning the faces of new individuals, both personal acquaintances and media figures.
  • These require you to face manipulative individuals, relinquish your rights unfairly or be exquisitely tactful when you'd be justified in blowing up. Times, Sunday Times
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