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 for duplication
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  duplication \du`pli*ca"tion\, n. [L. duplicatio: cf. F.
     duplication.]
     1. The act of duplicating, or the state of being duplicated;
        a doubling; a folding over; a fold.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Biol.) The act or process of dividing by natural growth
        or spontaneous action; as, the duplication of cartilage
        cells. --Carpenter.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     duplication of the cube (Math.), the operation of finding a
        cube having a volume which is double that of a given cube.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  duplication
      n 1: a copy that corresponds to an original exactly; "he made a
           duplicate for the files" [syn: duplicate, duplication]
      2: the act of copying or making a duplicate (or duplicates) of
         something; "this kind of duplication is wasteful" [syn:
         duplication, gemination]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  123 Moby Thesaurus words for "duplication":
     Janus, ambiguity, ambivalence, bedizenment, biformity, bifurcation,
     burlesque, clone, conjugation, copy, counterpart, dichotomy, ditto,
     double, doubleness, doublethink, doubling, dualism, duality, dummy,
     dupe, duplexity, duplicate, duplication of effort, duplicity, echo,
     embellishment, equivocality, expletive, extravagance, facsimile,
     fat, featherbedding, filling, frill, frills, frippery, gingerbread,
     halving, hectography, imitation, irony, knockoff, luxury,
     mimeography, mock-up, model, needlessness, ornamentation,
     overadornment, overlap, padding, pairing, palingenesis, paraphrase,
     parody, payroll padding, plagiarism, pleonasm, polarity, prolixity,
     quadruplicate, quotation, re-creation, re-formation, reappearance,
     rebirth, rebuilding, reconstitution, reconstruction, recurrence,
     redesign, redoing, redoubling, redundance, redundancy,
     reduplication, reecho, reedition, reestablishment, refashioning,
     regeneration, regenesis, regurgitation, reincarnation,
     reinstitution, reissue, remaking, renascence, renewal, renovation,
     reoccurrence, reorganization, repetition, replica, replication,
     representation, reprinting, reproduction, reprography, reshaping,
     restoration, restructuring, resumption, resurrection, return,
     revision, revival, rubbing, superfluity, superfluousness,
     tautology, tracing, transcription, travesty, triplicate, twinning,
     two-facedness, twoness, unnecessariness, verbosity, version,
     xerography
  
  

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