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doubling

Noun

1 increase by a factor of two; "doubling with a computer took no time at all"
2 raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff" [syn: double]

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Verb

doubling
  1. present participle of double

Extensive Definition

Doubling may refer to:
  • in maths:
  • in music,
    • the composition or performance of a melody with itself or itself transposed at a constant interval such as the octave, third, or sixth
    • the assignment of a melody to two instruments in an arrangement
    • the playing of two (or more) instruments alternately by a single player, e.g. Flute, doubling piccolo
  • in lingustic,
    • syntactic doubling is a phenomenon consisting in the lengthening (gemination) of the initial consonant of certain words
  • in firearms, when more than one round is fired in a semiautomatic gas powered rifle with only one pull of the trigger, also known as a slam fire.
  • in two way radio, doubling is where two transmitters transmit at once, often garbling both messages.
  • doubling (yarn) is the process of combining two or more lengths of yarn into a single thread.

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