Living systems are defined by biological processes like replication and self-organization.
In the 1970s, we looked at another special health care institution that seemed ripe for replication: Kaiser Permanente.
If you burn the invitation, do you prevent transmission or replication?
To the Temple about my replication, and so to my brother Tom's, and there hear that my father will be in town this week.
To this, I shall very soon give my replication, and I hope the affair will be soon ended.
Commissioner Ould, in his letter of August 1, 1863, effectually silenced this replication.
He answered every article in the charge; but no replication was made by the commons either to him or the earl of Orford.
Thus, I was a second time out of court; a second time nonsuited for want of a replication, when there was no time to file one.
Allegation, replication, and judgment in the process against field-mice at Stelvio in 1519.
This defines a functional perspective first of all, and allows us to deal with replication of these patterns.
late 14c., "action of folding back," also "legal reply (third step in the pleadings in a common-law action), rejoinder," from Anglo-French replicacioun, Old French replicacion "reply, answer," from Latin replicationem (nominative replicatio) "a reply, repetition, a folding back," from past participle stem of replicare "to repeat, reply," literally "to fold back" (see reply (v.)). Meaning "a copy, reproduction" first recorded 1690s. Sense in genetics is from 1948.
replication rep·li·ca·tion (rěp'lĭ-kā'shən)
The act or process of duplicating or reproducing something.
Creating and maintaining a duplicate copy of a database or file system on a different computer, typically a server. The term usually implies the intelligent copying of parts of the source database which have changed since the last replication with the destination.
Replication may be one-way or two-way. Two-way replication is much more complicated because of the possibility that a replicated object may have been updated differently in the two locations in which case some method is needed to reconcile the different versions.
For example, Lotus Notes can automatically distribute document databases across telecommunications networks. Notes supports a wide range of network protocols including X25 and Internet TCP/IP.
Compare mirror. See also rdist.