Definition of 'duplication'
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But removing duplication of effort by different business arms can lead to the potential for large cost savings through consolidation of services. Computing (2010)This will boost production and offer fresh opportunities to remove duplication. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Uncertainty also leads to duplication of effort and can ruffle feathers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This reduces the duplication of effort that results when these responsibilities are handled by individual departmental offices. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)There is duplication of effort and duplication of costs. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The result was chronic duplication of effort and wasting of money. A Rock and a Hard Place (1994)The aim here is to reduce duplication of effort and increase knowledge sharing across the public sector. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Always good to avoid duplication of effort. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You should check this before purchasing additional cover to avoid unnecessary duplication. Times, Sunday Times (2010)How then do your cells avoid such needless duplication? The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)It wants to make better use of the money by reducing waste and duplication. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Other proposals to speed up care cases will tackle duplication and remove needless argument from the court process. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There could be a serious loss of efficiency through unnecessary duplication of resources if these activities were to be fragmented. Collins Dictionary of Economics (1993)Much of this activity has led to duplication of effort, reinventing wheels and territorial infighting. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hats off to the Proms for avoiding unnecessary duplication and ensuring maximum diversity. Times, Sunday Times (2007)For them, "coordination" meant avoiding duplication. Christianity Today (2000)It is a colossal duplication of effort for the universities to hold big public examinations only to find that it contains no useful information. Times, Sunday Times (2012)To avoid duplication of effort, the three federal agencies work together and usually accept each other's examinations. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)They will help the part-timers to be as effective as possible, and to avoid the duplication of effort. THE AGE OF CONSENT (2003)Wedding gift lists ought to be no more than suggestions, and a means of avoiding duplication, not a catalogue of fixed requirements. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A takeover would avoid duplication, said Argus. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A council spokesman said that the aim was to streamline and, where possible, merge services to avoid duplication. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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In Common Usage. duplication is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'duplication'
British English: duplication NOUN
If you say that there has been duplication of something, you mean that someone has done a task unnecessarily because it has already been done before.
...unnecessary duplication of resources.
Definition of duplication from the Collins English Dictionary
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