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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 ​diningroom. the dual role of ​chairman and ​chiefexecutive
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 ​roomserves a dual ​purpose – it’s both a ​study and a ​guestroom.
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 ​shareholderpressure and ​split his dual role as ​chiefexecutive and ​chairman. With more families ​requiring dual ​incomes, ​people have less ​time to ​shop and ​run errands. All ​carsmanufactured 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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