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Dictionary Definition



1 the act of making copies; "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient" [syn: reproduction]
2 (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
3 a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher" [syn: rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, comeback, counter]
4 (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
5 the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped [syn: echo, reverberation, sound reflection]
6 copy that is not the original; something that has been copied [syn: replica, reproduction]
7 the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion; "scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.
  2. Copy; reproduction.
  3. A response from the plantiff to the defendant's plea.


Extensive Definition

Replication may refer to:
replication in German: Replikation
replication in French: Réplication
replication in Hebrew: שכפול (ביולוגיה)
replication in Polish: Replikacja

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