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[ rep-li-key-shuhn ]


  1. a reply to an answer.
  2. Law. the reply of the plaintiff or complainant to the defendant's plea or answer.
  3. a copy.
  4. the act or process of replicating, especially for experimental purposes.

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  • non·rep·li·ca·tion noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of replication1

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English replicacioun, from Middle French replication, from Latin replicātiōn- (stem of replicātiō ) “a rolling back,” equivalent to replicāt(us) + -iōn- suffix forming nouns; replicate, -ion

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Example Sentences

They’re looking for an ecosystem that has all of the other cellular machinery essential for replication.

In theory, this means that even if replication is delayed, at least it is still possible.

By that time, it may be too late for a drug that prevents viral replication like remdesivir to make a difference.

The researchers cite evidence that zinc might help prevent the virus from entering the body, and help slow the virus’s replication when it does.

These proteins are made after viral infection, in which case pneumococcal vaccination may control, but not prevent, SARS-CoV-2 replication.

However, just because a vaccine is replication-defective does not mean that you won't have an adverse event.

After all, unlike the other vaccines currently in the pipeline, this one is alive and replication-competent.

These drugs interfere with the double helix zip-unzip-zip-again process of RNA and DNA replication.

This is one study that needs replication to see whether the effect is real.

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.

Allegation, replication, and judgment in the process against field-mice at Stelvio in 1519.

The first statements of the parties have been exchanged, and the final replication on our part is in a course of preparation.

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.


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