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1‘he made a duplicate of the invoice’
copy, carbon copy, carbon, photocopy, facsimile, mimeo, mimeograph, reprint
replica, reproduction, exact likeness, close likeness, twin, double, clone, match, mate, fellow, counterpart
trademark Xerox, photostat
1‘she kept a duplicate copy of the parchment’
matching, identical, twin, corresponding, equivalent
matched, paired, twofold, coupled
1‘he urged readers to duplicate and circulate the newsletter’
copy, photocopy, photostat, xerox, mimeograph, make a photocopy of, take a photocopy of, make a carbon copy of, make a carbon of, make a facsimile of, reproduce, replicate, reprint, run off
2‘a feat that will be difficult to duplicate’
repeat, do over again, do again, redo, perform again, replicate
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