Synonyms for dual

Synonyms for (adjective) dual

Synonyms: dual

Definition: a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)

Usage: ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek

Similar words: plural

Definition: grammatical number category referring to two or more items or units


Synonyms: double, dual, duple

Definition: consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

Usage: an egg with a double yolk; a double (binary) star; double doors; dual controls for pilot and copilot; duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure

Similar words: multiple

Definition: having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

Usage: multiple birth; multiple ownership; made multiple copies of the speech; his multiple achievements in public life; her multiple personalities; a pineapple is a multiple fruit


Synonyms: dual, double, treble, two-fold, twofold, three-fold, threefold

Definition: having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities

Usage: a double (or dual) role for an actor; the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence- R.W.Emerson; every episode has its double and treble meaning-Frederick Harrison

Similar words: multiple

Definition: having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

Usage: multiple birth; multiple ownership; made multiple copies of the speech; his multiple achievements in public life; her multiple personalities; a pineapple is a multiple fruit