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From Anglo-Norman replicacioun, from Old French replicacion (reply, answer), from Latin replicatio.


replication (plural replications)

  1. Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.
    • 2014, Wikipedia, DNA replication
      DNA replication is the process of producing two identical replicas from one original DNA molecule.
  2. Copy; reproduction.
    That painting is an almost exact replication of a famous Rembrandt painting.
  3. (law) A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea.
  4. (biology) The process of producing replicas of DNA or RNA molecules.



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