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dual

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 Korean 두개의…
in Arabic مُزدَوَج…
in French double…
in Italian duplice, doppio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兩部分的, 二元的, 雙重的…
in Russian двойной…
in Turkish ikili, çift amaçlı, çift…
in Polish podwójny…
in Spanish doble…
in Portuguese duplo…
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…
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