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1A set of two things.
- ‘Calculation of plausible maps using the Metropolis algorithm indicates that changes of the following duplets of markers are acceptable.’
- ‘Observed frequencies were calculated as proportion of AG among all possible 16 duplets in a certain position.’
- 1.1Music A pair of equal notes to be performed in the time of three.
pair, duo, duology, twosome, set of two, matchView synonyms
- ‘In ‘Lament,’ the melody moves above continuous quarter note duplets in 6/4 meter, while ‘Elves’ features a jaunty tune in dotted rhythm, supported by open fifths.’
Mid 17th century (as a dicing term in the sense of doublets (see doublet)): from Latin duplus duple on the pattern of doublet. Current senses date from the 1920s.
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