- a reply; answer.
- a reply to an answer.
- Law. the reply of the plaintiff or complainant to the defendant's plea or answer.
- reverberation; echo.
- a copy.
- the act or process of replicating, especially for experimental purposes.
- Genetics. the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, each strand, as it separates, synthesizing a complementary strand.
Origin of replication
Related Words for replicationreproduction, impression, archetype, similarity, effigy, image, imprint, replica, portrait, counterfeit, simulacrum, impersonation, cast, photocopy, forgery, duplicate, print, type, ersatz, clone
Examples from the Web for replication
Contemporary Examples of replication
If you burn the invitation, do you prevent transmission or replication?Gene Editing Could Erase HIV
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Michael Zhang
June 11, 2014
In the 1970s, we looked at another special health care institution that seemed ripe for replication: Kaiser Permanente.Can the Cleveland Clinic Save American Health Care?
February 26, 2013
Living systems are defined by biological processes like replication and self-organization.Ask the Big Questions
Deepak Chopra, Leonard Mlodinow
October 26, 2011
Historical Examples of replication
Replication of a common and popular American plow of the 18th century.
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.The Life of Jefferson Davis
Frank H. Alfriend
The Error message announcing corruption of data corresponds to a replication process that went astray.
This defines a functional perspective first of all, and allows us to deal with replication of these patterns.
- a reply or response
- law (formerly) the plaintiff's reply to a defendant's answer or plea
- biology the production of exact copies of complex molecules, such as DNA molecules, that occurs during growth of living organisms
- repetition of a procedure, such as a scientific experiment, in order to reduce errors
- a less common word for replica
Word Origin for replication
Word Origin and History for replication
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.
- The act or process of duplicating or reproducing something.