Definition of 'dual'
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The tunnel would be a dual carriageway. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Dual fuel bills could go up 100 a year. The Sun (2016)The dual role can also be used to reduce the player's tax bill. Times, Sunday Times (2016)TWO men fed up with roadworks reopened a dual carriageway - by removing 50 cones. The Sun (2016)Such a gift would have a dual purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Reader also maintains a dual financial identity to cover respective household bills. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is an increasing recognition of the need to be proactive with regard to dual nationality. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Being dual purpose keeps us going all year round. The Sun (2011)At the same time her political activism forged a dual public identity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Poland allows people to hold dual nationality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His dual nationality was to prove inconvenient. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The primary school attended by my grandchild is adjacent to a busy dual carriageway which could soon be widened. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This tour has been dual purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Its average dual fuel bill is more than 100 more expensive than the cheapest deals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At present the average annual standard dual fuel bill for cash and cheque payments is about 1,300. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our bus took us down a dual carriageway, over a hill and then the road stopped. For Love or Money (2006)No one needs to spend 600 million on a short stretch of dual carriageway. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Ministers are unlikely to introduce 80mph on stretches of the motorway network that are only dual carriageway. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I have continued to ask for a dual fuel bill, to no avail. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I first raised my concern about the lack of a dual fuel bill in January last year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The family are originally from India but have dual British nationality. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Under its unusual dual structure, part of the return on investments goes to its investors and part is retained for use by the charitable side. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She has dual Canadian and British citizenship. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The changing nature of Scotland's dual identity may also be relevant. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain's oldest brewer has launched a review of its dual share structure as it considers ways of making it easier for investors to buy and sell them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This was in recognition of our dual role: not only were we selecting a pastor, but we had to sell the pastor on our church. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'dual'
British English: dual ADJECTIVE
Dual means having two parts, functions, or aspects.
...his dual role as head of the party and head of state.
Definition of dual from the Collins English Dictionary
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