Dual or Duel?

What is the difference between dual and duel?

Dual means duo or double. Duel denotes a combat arranged by two people or groups.

Dual and Duel

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


The adjective dual means double or composed of two parts.



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

Examples: You will also see duel being used figuratively. For example:

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