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adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈdjuː.əl/  us   /ˈduː.əl/
C1 with two parts, or combining two things: This room has a dual purpose, serving as both a study and a dining room. the dual role of chairman and chief executivedual controls two sets of controls in a car, one for the person who is learning to drive and one for the teacherdual nationality/citizenship the nationality of two countries at the same time: She has dual British and American nationality.
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in Arabic مُزدَوَج…
in Korean 두개의…
in Malaysian dwi…
in French double…
in Turkish ikili, çift amaçlı, çift…
in Italian duplice, doppio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩部分的, 二元的, 雙重的…
in Russian двойной…
in Polish podwójny…
in Vietnamese đôi…
in Spanish doble…
in Portuguese duplo…
in Thai เป็นคู่…
in German doppelt…
in Japanese 2つの部分から成る…
in Indonesian ganda…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两部分的, 二元的, 双重的…
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