replicate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin replicatus, past participle of replicare (to fold or bend back; reply), from re (back) + plicare (to fold); see ply.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈrɛpləˌkeɪt/ (verb)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈrɛpləˌkət/ (noun)

Verb[edit]

replicate (third-person singular simple present replicates, present participle replicating, simple past and past participle replicated)

  1. To make a copy (replica) of
    On entering a host cell, a virus will start to replicate.
  2. (obsolete) To reply.

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Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

replicate (plural replicates)

  1. an outcome of a replication procedure.

Adjective[edit]

replicate (comparative more replicate, superlative most replicate)

  1. (botany, zoology) Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself.
    a replicate leaf or petal
    the replicate margin of a shell

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

replicate

  1. second-person plural present tense of replicare
  2. second-person plural imperative of replicare

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

replicāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of replicō