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Noun: replication  ,re-plu'key-shun
  1. The act of making copies
    "Gutenberg's replication of holy texts was far more efficient";
    - 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 replication from the teacher";
    - 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 repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    "she could hear replications of her own footsteps";
    - echo, reverberation, sound reflection
     
  6. Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
    - replica, reproduction, repro
     
  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"

Derived forms: replications

Type of: biological process, copy, copying, organic process, pleading, reflection, reflectivity, reflexion [Brit], repeating, repetition, reply, response

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