L. dualis, two (adjective), from duo#Latin|duo, two, + adjective suffix -alis
(RP): dyoÍoÉl, IPAchar|/djÊÉl/, /<tt>[email protected]</tt>/
(US): doÍo'Él, IPAchar|/ËduÉl/, /<tt>"[email protected]</tt>/
dual (no compar or superl)
- Characterized by having two (usually equivalent) components.
- grammar Pertaining to grammatical number (as in singular and plural), referring to two of something, such as a pair of shoes, in the context of the singular, plural and in some languages, trial number|trial grammatical number. Modern Arabic displays a dual number, as did Homeric Greek.
trans-top|having two components
Esperanto: duparta, duala, duobla, binara
Finnish: kaksikko- (in compounds), kaksois- (in compounds)
Russian: Ð´Ð²Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ð¾Ð¹ (dvojnÃ³j), Ð´Ð²Ð¾Ð¹ÑÑÐ²ÐµÐ½Ð½ÑÐ¹ (dvÃ³jstvennyj)
Finnish: kaksikko- (in compounds), kaksinkertainen
Russian: Ð´Ð²Ð¾Ð¹Ð½Ð¾Ð¹ (dvojnÃ³j), Ð´Ð²Ð¾ÑÐºÐ¸Ð¹ (dvojÃ¡kij), ÑÐ´Ð²Ð¾ÐµÐ½Ð½ÑÐ¹ (sdvÃ³jennyj)
Finnish: kaksikko- (in compounds), duaalinen, duaali- (in compounds)
Russian: Ð´Ð²Ð¾Ð¹ÑÑÐ²ÐµÐ½Ð½ÑÐ¹ (dvÃ³jstvennyj)
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ttbc|Indonesian: ganda, dwi, dual
dual (plural: duals)
- Of an item that is one of a pair, the other item in the pair.
- geometry Of a regular polyhedron with V vertices and F faces, the regular polyhedron having F vertices and V faces.
#:The tetrahedron is the dual of the cube.
- grammar dual number The grammatical number of a noun marking two of something (as in singular, dual, plural), sometimes referring to two of anything (a couple of, exactly two of), or a chirality-marked pair (as in left and right, as with gloves or shoes) or in some languages as a discourse marker, "between you and me". A few languages display trial number.
- mathematics Of a vector in an inner product space, the linear functional corresponding to taking the inner product with that vector. The set of all duals is a vector space called the dual space.
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