plic-, pli- plect-, plec-, plici-, -plex, -plexity, -plexus,
-ple, -pli, -plic, -plicat, -plicit, -plicate, -plication, -ply
(Latin: plicare, plecare, to fold, bend, curve, turn, twine, twist, interweave, weave)
2. An occasion when someone shows a particular feeling, quality, or attitude.
3. A computer screen or similar piece of equipment that shows information by showing messages, data, or graphics on a monitor.
4. To put something in a special place so people can easily see.
5. Showing a feeling, quality, or attitude by the way someone behaves.
6. To show a pattern of animal behavior; for example, to attract a mate or to defend a territory.
7. Etymology: from the late 13th century, "unfurl" (a banner, etc.), from Old French desploiir and Modern French déployer, "unfold, unfasten, spread out"; such as, knots, sealed letters, etc.; from Latin displicare, "to scatter" from dis-, "un-, apart" + plicare, "to fold".
Usually a reference to sails or flags (with no connection to "play" or playing").
Steve was duplicating copies of his building contract, keeping one copy for his files and mailing the other copy to the construction company.
duplicate (DOO pli kit, DYOO pli kit) (adjective) (not comparable)
Pertaining to something that is exactly the same as something else: For some unknown reason, Louis started to receive two duplicate copies of the same magazine subscription each month.
duplicate (DOO pli kit, DYOO pli kit) (s) (noun), duplicates (pl)
Anything that is is precisely the same as something else: Elizabeth made duplicates of the medical payments before sending copies to the health insurance for refunding.
In case people lose their house keys, they should have duplicates some where in a safe and easily accessible place.
2. A dishonest action that is meant to trick someone or others: "The investigator exposed the financial investor's duplicitous techniques to get people to buy stock in his company."
2. Etymology: borrowed from Middle French duplicite; from Late Latin duplicitatem, duplicitas, "doubleness".