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  1. characterized by or capable of replication, especially of an experiment.
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Origin of replicative

First recorded in 1850–55; replicate + -ive
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Examples from the Web for replicative

Historical Examples

  • Language is a replicator; or better yet, it is a replicative medium.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin

  • In the new tradition of memetics, work would be described as a replicative complex unit, probably a meta-meme.

  • As a replicative process, work implies the presence of language as an agent of transfer.