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: We were unable to replicate the same results in the field.
Genetics. (of a cell) to make a copy of (its DNA): The cell replicates its DNA to begin the process of cell division.
(especially of DNA) to undergo replication; Our DNA replicates at a rate of 50 nucleotides per second.
something that is replicated, as an experiment or procedure.
- non·rep·li·cate, adjective
- non·rep·li·cated, adjective
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How to use replicate in a sentence
Striving to replicate the human world, Instagram operates by the rules of likability and genuine engagement.How to optimize for the Instagram algorithm in 2020 | Julia Miashkova | August 19, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Nothing is going to replace 20,000 home fans cheering for their team, but we were looking at all of the opportunities to replicate that in the best possible way digitally.How the NBA is using virtual fans to make games feel normal | Nicolás Rivero | August 14, 2020 | Quartz
In lab experiments, one of the drugs, called GC376, disables a key enzyme that some coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, use to replicate.How two coronavirus drugs for cats might help humans fight COVID-19 | Erin Garcia de Jesus | August 11, 2020 | Science News
Wood remembered calling both Shapery and Thompson in late 2015 with the hope of replicating a lease-to-own deal that Cisterra had previously facilitated at Civic Center Plaza.
They hope to replicate the universe that we see — flat and smooth — without the baggage that comes with a bang.
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? | Clive Irving | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Ben Jacobs | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sounds she performs from the violins on canvas replicate her idea of sounds found in the cosmos.
But it will not attempt to replicate its search-and-rescue mission.
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 | Alex Suskind | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible including inconsistencies of hyphenation.The Shinto Cult | Milton Spenser Terry
Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible, including inconsistencies in hyphenation.
Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible, including some inconsistencies in hyphenation.The Real Jesus of the Four Gospels | J. B. Atwater
Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible, including non-standard spelling.Life of Edward the Black Prince | Louise Creighton
Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible, including obsolete and variant spellings.Victor's Triumph | Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
British Dictionary definitions for replicate
(also intr) to make or be a copy of; reproduce
to fold (something) over on itself; bend back
to reply to
folded back on itself: a replicate leaf
- replicative, adjective
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