clone

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See also: cloné

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined (in botany) in 1903, based on Ancient Greek κλών (klṓn, twig). Figurative use from the 1970s.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clone (plural clones)

  1. A living organism (originally a plant) produced asexually from a single ancestor, to which it is genetically identical.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. (cytology) A group of identical cells derived from a single cell.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. A copy or imitation of something already existing, especially when designed to simulate it.
    The computer manufacturer produced IBM PC clones in the 1990s.
  4. (informal) A person who is exactly like or very similar to another person, in terms of looks or behavior.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  5. (LGBT, slang) A Castro clone.
    • 1984 August 11, Martin, “Untitled cartoon (caption)”, in Gay Community Journal, volume 12, number 5, page 7:
      Some of me is clone, but a good part of me is still disco.
    • 1991 August 31, Arnold M. Zwicky, “What the hell is a TWINKIE?”, in soc.motss[1] (Usenet):
      these are cultural categories. they change over time. new ones appear (the Leatherman is recent, the Bear very recent), old ones vanish (though individual aunties and clones are still to be found - arch-clone jimmy pike is still making videos and keeping his stomach muscles in great shape - the Auntie and the Clone as generally recognized categories are no longer with us).

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: clone
  • Polish: klon
  • Turkish: klon

Translations[edit]

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Verb[edit]

clone (third-person singular simple present clones, present participle cloning, simple past and past participle cloned)

  1. (transitive) To create a clone of.
    The scientists were able to clone a sheep.
    We cloned the database to perform some testing.

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References[edit]

  • H.J. Webber. "New Horticultural and Agricultural Terms". Science (new series) 18:501-503, 1903, DOI: 10.1126/science.18.459.501-b.
  • C.L. Pollard. "'Clon' versus 'clone'". Science (new series) 22:469, 1905.
  • C.L. Pollard. "On the spelling of 'clon'". Science (new series) 22:87-88, 1905.
  • W.T. Stearn. "The use of the term 'clone'". Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 74:41-47, 1949.

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Asturian[edit]

Verb[edit]

clone

  1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive of clonar

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κλών (klṓn, twig).

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Noun[edit]

clone m (plural clones)

  1. clone

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Verb[edit]

clone

  1. inflection of cloner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek κλών (klṓn, twig).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

clone m (plural cloni)

  1. (biology) clone

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English clone, from the same source as above.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈklo.ne/, /ˈklon/[1]
  • Rhymes: -one, -on
  • Hyphenation: cló‧ne, clóne

Noun[edit]

clone m (plural cloni)

  1. (computing, electronics, also figurative) clone

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 clone in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Hyphenation: clo‧ne
  • Rhymes: -oni

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

clone m (plural clones)

  1. clone (organism produced asexually from a single ancestor)
  2. clone (copy of something already existing)
  3. clone (group of identical cells derived from a single cell)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

clone

  1. inflection of clonar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

clone f pl

  1. plural of clonă

Noun[edit]

clone n pl

  1. plural of clon

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

clone

  1. inflection of clonar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative