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rep·li·ca·tion

 (rĕp′lĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of replicating something.
b. Biology The process by which genetic material, a single-celled organism, or a virus reproduces or makes a copy of itself.
c. In scientific research, the repetition of an experiment to confirm findings or to ensure accuracy.
d. A copy or reproduction: a replication of a famous painting.
2. Law The plaintiff's response to the defendant's answer or plea; a reply.

replication

(ˌrɛplɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. a reply or response
2. (Law) law (formerly) the plaintiff's reply to a defendant's answer or plea
3. (Biology) biology the production of exact copies of complex molecules, such as DNA molecules, that occurs during growth of living organisms
4. repetition of a procedure, such as a scientific experiment, in order to reduce errors
5. a less common word for replica
[C14: via Old French from Latin replicātiō a folding back, from replicāre to unroll; see reply]

rep•li•ca•tion

(ˌrɛp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a reply; answer.
2. the reply of a plaintiff to a defendant's plea or answer.
3. reverberation; echo.
4. copy; replica.
5. the act or process of replicating, esp. in a scientific experiment.
6. the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, each strand, as it separates, synthesizing a complementary strand.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.replication - the act of making copies; "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
scanning - the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission
copying - an act of copying
sound reproduction - the reproduction of sound
2.replication - (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
3.replication - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
back talk, backtalk, sass, sassing, lip, mouth - an impudent or insolent rejoinder; "don't give me any of your sass"
reply, response - the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; "he growled his reply"
4.replication - (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
pleading - (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
5.replication - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound wavesreplication - the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves; "she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
reflectivity, reflexion, reflection - the ability to reflect beams or rays
re-echo - the echo of an echo
6.replication - copy that is not the originalreplication - copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
copy - a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing; "she made a copy of the designer dress"; "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"
toy - a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier); "a toy stove"
7.replication - the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion; "scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication"
repeating, repetition - the act of doing or performing again

replication

noun
Something closely resembling another:
Archaic: simulacre.
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rep·li·ca·tion

n. reproducción, duplicación.