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DUPLICATE. The double of anything.
     2. It is usually applied to agreements, letters, receipts, and the like, when two originals are made of either of them. Each copy has the same effect. The term duplicate means a document, which is essentially the same as some other instrument. 7 Mann. & Gr. 93. In the English law, it also signifies the certificate of discharge given to an insolvent debtor, who takes the benefit of the act for the relief of insolvent debtors.
     3. A duplicate writing has but one effect. Each duplicate is complete evidence of the intention of the parties. When a duplicate is destroyed, for example, in the case of a will, it is presumed. both are intended to be destroyed; but this presumption possesses greater or less force) owing to circumstances. When only one of the duplicates is in the possession of the testator, the destruction of that is a strong presumption of an intent to revoke both; but if he possessed both, and destroys but one, it is weaker; when he alters one, and afterwards destroys it , retaining the other entire, it has been held that the intention was to revoke both. 1 P. Wms. 346; 13 Ves. 310 but that seems to be doubted. 3 Hagg. Eccl. R. 548.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The identification of duplicates is mainly based on the selection of attributes and selection of window size.
(12) Partrick Lehti, Unsupervised Duplicate Detection Using Sample Nonduplicates, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, NUMB 4244, pages 136-164, 2006.
They are much more likely to be duplicates than invoices paid one year apart, but using <14 days as your date tolerance will prevent legitimate monthly payments (rent, credit card) from showing up on the dupe report.
"Responding to this need, we developed the 1:6 Flash Memory Card Copy Cruiser that will exactly duplicate the contents of a memory card to your choice of the most popular memory card formats.
"It is important to stress that the integrity of the data is not compromised as a result of duplicate profiles, but the number of duplicates is closely monitored by the National DNA Database Custodian Unit.
As these databases are created and expanded, eliminating duplicates can be costly work, sometimes requiring days of manual deletion.
But the Millennium Stadium has said it will not have a change of heart and refuses to issue duplicates for safety reasons.
The replication software intercepts application I/O and duplicates write activity to a secondary volume.
The architects, both with extensive experience in trading floor design, set to work creating a new 40,000 SF facility that duplicates the one in Manhattan.
In fact, helpIT systems, a company headquartered in the U.K., has created a product suite called matchIT v4.1 that is extremely adept at finding and removing duplicates, and can even handle typos and phonetic variations of the same contact.
The most recent state to adopt Digimarc's biometric solution with integrated FaceIt technology is Colorado, where driver's license applicants are compared with the 10 million records on file to identify possible duplicates and aid in the investigation of driver license identity fraud.