[adjective, noun rep-li-kit; verb rep-li-keyt]
- Also rep·li·cat·ed. folded; bent back on itself.
- to bend or fold back: a replicated leaf.
- to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce, especially for experimental purposes.
- to undergo replication.
- something that is replicated, as an experiment or procedure.
Origin of replicate
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Related Wordsreflect, repeat, imitate, clone, reproduce, duplicate, depict, simulate, mirror, represent, sketch, transcribe, manifold, rewrite, dupe, limn, fake, mold, counterfeit, portray
Examples from the Web for replicate
By 2011, Airbus was working on a program to replicate these conditions in a flight simulator for use in pilot training.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
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The cognac, an effort by the Georgian vintners to replicate the traditional French liquor, is valued at $1400 for a single bottle.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs
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But it will not attempt to replicate its search-and-rescue mission.Britain’s Let-Em-All-Die Policy
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Pac may not be as verbose as other rappers of his time, but his flow is intricate, and complicated to replicate.Broadway’s Rebel, Tellin’ You to Hear It: A Portrait of Saul Williams
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Then, in 2013, Ai used precious jade to replicate the handcuffs that confined him to his chair during his 2011 imprisonment.Will Ai Weiwei Get His Passport to Freedom?
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Every attempt has been made to replicate the original book as printed.Rambles on the Riviera
Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible.Pomo Bear Doctors
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Every attempt has been made to replicate the original as printed.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car
Every effort has been made to replicate the text as faithfully as possible.Chronicles of London Bridge
Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible, including any non-standard spelling.Where Love Is There God Is Also
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- (also intr) to make or be a copy of; reproduce
- to fold (something) over on itself; bend back
- to reply to
- folded back on itselfa replicate leaf
C19: from Latin replicātus bent back; see replica
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Word Origin and History for replicate
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat.
- To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of genetic material, a cell, or an organism.
- A repetition of an experiment or a procedure.
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