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"dual" in British English

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dualadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈdʒuː.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 executive
dual controls
two sets of controls in a car, one for the person who is learning to drive and one for the teacher
dual nationality/citizenship
the nationality of two countries at the same time: She has dual British and American nationality.

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(Definition of dual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dual" in American English

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dualadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdu·əl/
having two parts, or combining two things: This room serves a dual purpose – it’s both a study and a guest room.
Someone with dual citizenship is a citizen of two countries at the same time.
(Definition of dual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dual" in Business English

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dualadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈdjuːəl/
having two parts, features, etc.: In June, he bowed to shareholder pressure and split his dual role as chief executive and chairman. With more families requiring dual incomes, people have less time to shop and run errands. All cars manufactured after 1998 are required to have dual airbags.
(Definition of dual from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dual”
in Korean 두개의…
in Arabic مُزدَوَج…
in Malaysian dwi…
in French double…
in Russian двойной…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩部分的, 二元的, 雙重的…
in Italian duplice, doppio…
in Turkish ikili, çift amaçlı, çift…
in Polish podwójny…
in Spanish doble…
in Vietnamese đôi…
in Portuguese duplo…
in Thai เป็นคู่…
in German doppelt…
in Japanese 2つの部分から成る…
in Chinese (Simplified) 两部分的, 二元的, 双重的…
in Indonesian ganda…
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