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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 twin /ˈtwɪn/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 twin /ˈtwɪn/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology

 雙 孿生

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twin a.
 1. Being one of two born at a birth; as, a twin brother or sister.
 2. Being one of a pair much resembling one another; standing in the relation of a twin to something else; -- often followed by to or with.
 3. Bot. Double; consisting of two similar and corresponding parts.
 4. Crystallog. Composed of parts united according to some definite law of twinning. See Twin, n., 4.
 Twin boat, or Twin ship Naut., a vessel whose deck and upper works rest on two parallel hulls.
 Twin crystal. See Twin, n., 4.
 Twin flower Bot., a delicate evergreen plant (Linnaea borealis) of northern climates, which has pretty, fragrant, pendulous flowers borne in pairs on a slender stalk.
 Twin-screw steamer, a steam vessel propelled by two screws, one on either side of the plane of the keel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twin, n.
 1. One of two produced at a birth, especially by an animal that ordinarily brings forth but one at a birth; -- used chiefly in the plural, and applied to the young of beasts as well as to human young.
 2. pl. Astron. A sign and constellation of the zodiac; Gemini. See Gemini.
 3. A person or thing that closely resembles another.
 4. Crystallog. A compound crystal composed of two or more crystals, or parts of crystals, in reversed position with reference to each other.
 Note:The relative position of the parts of a twin may be explained by supposing one part to be revolved 180° about a certain axis (called the twinning axis), this axis being normal to a plane (called the twinning plane) which is usually one of the fundamental planes of the crystal. This revolution brings the two parts into parallel position, or vice versa. A contact twin is one in which the parts are united by a plane surface, called the composition face, which is usually the same as the twinning plane. A penetration twin is one in which the parts interpenetrate each other, often very irregularly. Twins are also called, according to form, cruciform, geniculated, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twin v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinned p. pr. & vb. n. Twinning.]
 1. To bring forth twins.
 2. To be born at the same birth.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twin, v. t.
 1. To cause to be twins, or like twins in any way.
 Still we moved
 Together, twinned, as horse's ear and eye.   --Tennyson.
 2. To separate into two parts; to part; to divide; hence, to remove; also, to strip; to rob. [Obs.]
    The life out of her body for to twin.   --Chaucer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twin, v. i. To depart from a place or thing. [Obs.] “Ere that we farther twin.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being two identical [syn: duplicate, matching, twin(a),
      2: very similar [syn: siamese]
      n 1: either of two offspring born at the same time from the same
      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
      4: a duplicate copy [syn: counterpart, similitude]
      v 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]