Meaning of DUAL in English

— dually , adv.

/dooh"euhl, dyooh"-/ , adj.

1. of, pertaining to, or noting two.

2. composed or consisting of two people, items, parts, etc., together; twofold; double: dual ownership; dual controls on a plane.

3. having a twofold, or double, character or nature.

4. Gram. being or pertaining to a member of the category of number, as in Old English, Old Russian, or Arabic, that denotes two of the things in question.

n. Gram.

5. the dual number.

6. a form in the dual, as Old English git "you two," as contrasted with ge "you" referring to three or more.

[ 1535-45; dualis containing two, relating to a pair, equiv. to du ( o ) TWO + -alis -AL 1 ]

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