dual plural

special method used to make a noun plural in order to indicate that the item exists in a pair or set of two

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dual (grammatical number) — Dual (abbreviated du) is a grammatical number that some languages use in addition to singular and plural. When a noun or pronoun appears in dual form, it is interpreted as referring to precisely two of the entities (objects or persons) identified …   Wikipedia

  • Dual (Grammatik) — Der Dual (auch: Zweizahl, der Dualis, lat. duo „zwei“) ist eine grammatikalische Unterkategorie des Numerus. Im Gegensatz zum Singular und zum unpräzisen Plural bezeichnet der Dual eine Zweizahl der beschriebenen Elemente mit eigenen verbalen bzw …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Plural — is a grammatical number, typically referring to more than one of the referent in the real world.In the English language, singular and plural are the only grammatical numbers.In English, nouns, pronouns, and demonstratives inflect for plurality.… …   Wikipedia

  • Plural — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda En lingüística, el plural es un rasgo del número que se contrapone al singular y a otros números gramaticales , cuando existen más de dos). En muchas lenguas el plural se usa cuando se habla de dos o más entidades… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dual — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dual puede referirse a: Dual, en lingüística, forma del número gramatical diferente del singular y del plural. Dual, en matemáticas, espacio que refleja de una manera abstracta la relación entre los vectores fila… …   Wikipedia Español

  • dual controls — ˌdual conˈtrols 7 [dual control dual controls] noun plural two sets of instruments for controlling a vehicle or aircraft, so that a teacher, for example, can take control from the driver Derived Word: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plural — abbreviation 1》 (also Pl.) place. 2》 plate (referring to illustrations in a book). 3》 chiefly Military platoon. 4》 plural. plural adjective 1》 Grammar (of a word or form) denoting more than one, or (in languages with dual number) more than two.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Plural voting — is the practice whereby one person might be able to vote multiple times in an election. It is not to be confused with a plurality voting system which does not necessarily involve plural voting.United KingdomIn the United Kingdom, for example,… …   Wikipedia

  • plural — [ploor′əl] adj. [ME < L pluralis < plus (gen. pluris), more: see PLUS] 1. of or including more than one 2. of, involving, or being one of, a plurality of persons or things [plural marriage] 3. Gram. designating or of the category of number… …   English World dictionary

  • dual number — n. a grammatical number category referring to exactly two persons or things: distinguished by inflection, in such languages as classical Greek and Old English, from singular and plural * * * …   Universalium

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