AskDefine | Define twinning

Dictionary Definition

twin adj
1 being two identical [syn: duplicate, matching, twin(a), twinned]
2 very similar [syn: siamese]


1 either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
2 (astrology) a person who is born while the sun in in Gemini [syn: Gemini]
3 a waterfall in the Snake River in southern Idaho [syn: Twin Falls]
4 a duplicate copy [syn: counterpart, similitude]


1 duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse" [syn: duplicate, parallel]
2 bring two objects, ideas, or people together; "This fact is coupled to the other one"; "Matchmaker, can you match my daughter with a nice young man?"; "The student was paired with a partner for collaboration on the project" [syn: match, mate, couple, pair]
3 grow as twins; "twin crystals"
4 give birth to twins [also: twinning, twinned]twinning adj : producing two offspring at a time [syn: biparous]twinning See twin

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Verb form

  1. present participle of twin


  1. action of the verb to twin
  2. giving birth to twins
  3. the pairing of similar objects (such as towns)
  4. In the context of "mineralogy": the formation of twin crystals
  5. In the context of "transportation": the conversion of a road into a dual carriageway


  1. biparous

Extensive Definition

Twinning (making a twin of) may have the following meanings:
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