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Old 04-19-2005, 12:23 AM
Richard Spooner Richard Spooner is online now
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It is counterintuitive, see attached definitions.

duplicate
adj 1: identically copied from an original; "a duplicate key"
2: being two identical [syn: matching, twin, twinned]
n 1: something additional of the same kind; " he always carried
extras in case of an emergency" [syn: extra]
2: a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a
duplicate for the files" [syn: duplication]
v 1: make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his
brilliant performance of the magic trick" [syn: reduplicate,
double, repeat, replicate]
2: duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face
and chest in reverse" [syn: twin, parallel]
3: make a duplicate or duplicates of; "Could you please
duplicate this letter for me?"
4: increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"
[syn: double]

copy
n 1: a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or
school record) [syn: transcript]
2: a secondary representation of an original; "she made a copy
of the designer dress"
3: matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials [syn:
written matter]
4: material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes
make good copy"
v 1: copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the
alphabet over and over"
2: reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated
the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or
older siblings" [syn: imitate, simulate]
3: imitate in behavior or appearance; "She is imitating the
comedian very well!" [syn: imitate]
4: make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture
by Rembrandt" [syn: re-create]
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