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Dual or Duel?

What is the difference between "dual" and "duel"?
  • "Dual" means duo or double. For example:
    • He has dual standards.
  • "Duel" means a combat arranged by two people or groups. For example:
    • I challenge you to a duel.
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    More about "Dual" and "Duel"

    The words "dual" and "duel" sound quite similar, but their meanings are very different.

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    Dual

    The adjective "dual" means double or composed of two parts.

    Examples:
    • After I marry, I will retain dual nationality.
    • I live a dual life. On the red carpet, it's complete glam. But at home, I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. (Actress Ashley Greene)

    Duel

    The noun "duel" is a prearranged combat between two people or groups. The word "duel" can also be used as a verb.

    Examples:
    • Her father was injured in a duel.
    • (Here, "duel" is a noun.)
    • They will duel at sundown.
    • (In this example, "duel" is a verb.)
    You will also see "duel" being used figuratively. For example:
    • The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries with terror before being defeated. (French poet Charles Baudelaire)
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