Du"ple(?), a. [L. duplus. See Double.] Double.
(Math.), that in which the antecedent term is double the consequent, as of 2 to 1, 8 to 4, etc.
Du"plex(?), a. [L., fr. duo two + plicare to fold. See Two, and Complex.] 1. Double; twofold.
(Computers) organized so that data may be transmitted in two opposite directions over the same channel; -- of communications channels, such as data transfer lines between computers.
Duplex escapement, a peculiar kind of watch escapement, in which the scape-wheel has two sets of teeth. See Escapement. --
Duplex lathe, one for turning off, screwing, and surfacing, by means of two cutting tools, on opposite sides of the piece operated upon. --
Duplex pumping engine, a steam pump in which two steam cylinders are placed side by side, one operating the valves of the other. --
Duplex querela [L., double complaint]
(Eccl. Law), a complaint in the nature of an appeal from the ordinary to his immediate superior, as from a bishop to an archbishop.
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Duplex telegraphy, a system of telegraphy for sending two messages over the same wire simultaneously. --
Duplex watch, one with a duplex escapement. --
(Computers) (a) arranged so that the information may be transmitted in both directions, but only in one direction at a time; -- of communications channels between computers; contrasted with
full duplex(a). (b) arranged so that the information transmitted to the remote computer also appears on the local terminal; -- of communications channels between computers; contrasted with
full duplex(b). --
(Computers) (a) arranged so that the information may be transmitted in both directions simultaneously; -- of communications channels between computers; contrasted with
half duplex(a). (b) arranged so that the information transmitted to the remote computer does not appear on the local terminal; -- of communications channels between computers; contrasted with
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