- a copy or reproduction of a work of art produced by the maker of the original or under his or her supervision.
- any close or exact copy or reproduction.
Origin of replica
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Examples from the Web for replica
On the piano is a portrait of Lizzie, and replica skulls of the Bordens are displayed in the dining room.Would You Stay in Lizzie Borden’s Ax-Murder House?
October 30, 2014
The duchess sat at a replica radio to hear, learn about, and decipher morse code.Kate Middleton’s Code-Breaking Granny: Duchess Uncovers Wartime Secrets
June 19, 2014
Perhaps Ham will dedicate a plank in the replica ark to his bowtied benefactor.The Bill Nye-Ken Ham Debate Was a Nightmare for Science
February 5, 2014
The new appellate trial was not a replica of the first two trials.Amanda Knox Will Never Visit Italy Again
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 30, 2014
The Beatles Story Museum features a replica of the Cavern Club and a Fab 4D animated cinema show.Catch Beatles Fever! Ten Essential Travel Destinations for Beatlemaniacs
January 3, 2014
Every draw was like its neighbor, every rolling rise a replica of the next.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
His Nell had left him in his daughter Nelly a replica of herself.Mary Gray
When he asked her what she wanted she replied "a replica of himself."A Portrait of Old George Town
Grace Dunlop Ecker
A replica is a copy of a work of art by the maker of the original.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
Burroughs gazed at a replica of himself as he had been at Fort Macleod.A Man of Two Countries
- an exact copy or reproduction, esp on a smaller scale
Word Origin and History for replica
1824, from Italian replica "copy, repetition, reply," from replicare "to duplicate," from Latin replicare "to repeat" (see reply (v.)). Properly, a copy of a work of art made by the original artist.