dual-purpose

dual-purpose
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1. : intended for or serving two purposes
2. : bred for two purposes (as to provide milk and meat or eggs and meat)

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ˌdual-ˈpurpose [dual-purpose] adjective
that can be used for two different purposes

a dual-purpose vehicle

(= for carrying passengers or goods)

The church is a modern dual-purpose building, both a place of worship and a community centre.


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