As nouns the difference between director and duplicate
is that director
is one who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (eg, director of engineering''), project, or production (as in a show or film, eg, ''film director
) while duplicate
is one that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.
As an adjective duplicate is
being the same as another; identical this may
exclude the first identical item in a series, but usage is inconsistent.
As a verb duplicate is
to make a copy of.
* directour (obsolete)
One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering''), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., ''film director ).
A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
(chemistry) The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.
* director circle
* director conic
being the same as another; identical. This may exclude the first identical item in a series, but usage is inconsistent.
- This is a duplicate entry.
to make a copy of
to do repeatedly; to do again
- If we duplicate the information, are we really accomplishing much?
to produce something equal to
- You don't need to duplicate my efforts.
- He found it hard to duplicate the skills of his wife.
One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.
* Sir W. Temple
- This is a duplicate , but a very good replica.
(legal) An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.
- I send a duplicate both of it and my last dispatch.
The game of duplicate bridge.
* 1999 , Matthew Granovetter, Murder at the Bridge Table (page 6)
The game of duplicate Scrabble.
- The momentary madness which infects bridge players occurs frequently at rubber bridge and duplicate ; and though it rarely results in murder, it often terminates marriages and close friendships