Duplex
Duplex Du"plex, a. [L., fr. duo two + plicare to fold. See {Two}, and {Complex}.] 1. Double; twofold. [1913 Webster]

2. (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. [PJC]

{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. --Mozley & W.

{Duplex telegraphy}, a system of telegraphy for sending two messages over the same wire simultaneously.

{Duplex watch}, one with a duplex escapement.

{half duplex} (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)}.

{full duplex}, (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 {half duplex(b)}. [1913 Webster]


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  • duplex — DÚPLEX, duplexuri, s.n. 1. Procedeu sau (concr.) aparat care permite comunicarea simultană bilaterală între două posturi telegrafice sau telefonice. 2. Procedeu de reproducere în două culori a unor ilustraţii monocrome (prin contrast). 3. Hârtie… …   Dicționar Român

  • Dúplex — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dúplex puede referirse a: Dúplex: sistema de telecomunicaciones que es capaz de enviar y recibir mensajes de forma simultánea. Dúplex: una vivienda unifamiliar adosada de dos plantas. Dúplex: grupo de música español …   Wikipedia Español

  • dúplex — |cs| adj. 2 g. 2 núm. num. mult. 1. Duplo, dúplice. • adj. 2 g. 2 núm. 2. Diz se das festas religiosas, a que a repetição das antífonas dá mais solenidade do que a que têm as festas comuns. • s. m. 2 núm. 3. Apartamento repartido por dois andares …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • dúplex — (plural dúplex) sustantivo masculino 1. Vivienda de dos pisos comunicados por una escalera interior, en un edificio de viviendas de varias plantas: Los dúplex son un poco cansados, con tanta escalera. Se ha comprado un dúplex precioso. adjetivo 1 …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • dúplex — Voz procedente del adjetivo latino duplex, que significa ‘doble’. Como adjetivo o como sustantivo masculino, se emplea modernamente con los significados de ‘[sistema técnico de comunicaciones] que permite transmitir y recibir información… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • duplex — du‧plex [ˈdjuːpleks ǁ ˈduː ] noun [countable] 1. PROPERTY a house divided into two homes 2. COMPUTING when information is sent along a wire in both directions at once: • Users of videoconferencing need a good sound card with full duplex sound… …   Financial and business terms

  • Duplex — Du plex, v. t. [See {Duplex}, a.] (Teleg.) To arrange, as a telegraph line, so that two messages may be transmitted simultaneously; to equip with a duplex telegraphic outfit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duplex — du plex, n. [See {Duplex}, a.] 1. something which is duplex; used mostly in reference to a living unit, such as an apartment, in a building having two similar living units. [PJC] 2. (Biology, Genetics) a double stranded region in a nucleic acid… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duplex — [do͞o′pleks΄, dyo͞o′pleks΄] adj. [L, consisting of two leaves, double < duo, TWO + plex, fold < plicare, to fold < IE base * plak , *plag > FLAG2, Gr plax, surface, infl. by early assoc. with duplus, DOUBLE] 1. double; twofold 2.… …   English World dictionary

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