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v. rep·li·cat·ed, rep·li·cat·ing, rep·li·cates
1. To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat: "recreating his pose for a photo that replicated his glorious moment" (Stuart Miller).
2. Biology To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of (genetic material, a cell, or an organism).
3. To repeat (a scientific experiment) to confirm findings or ensure accuracy.
To become replicated; undergo replication: cells that replicate rapidly in culture.
A repetition of an experiment or procedure.
adj. replicate (-kĭt)
1. Duplicated, copied, reproduced, or repeated: a replicate sample.
2. Folded over or bent back upon itself: a replicate leaf.
[Middle English replicaten, from Late Latin replicāre, replicāt-, to repeat, from Latin, to fold back : re-, re- + plicāre, to fold; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]
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vb (mainly tr)
1. (also intr) to make or be a copy of; reproduce
2. to fold (something) over on itself; bend back
3. to reply to
folded back on itself: a replicate leaf.
[C19: from Latin replicātus bent back]
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rep•li•cate(adj., n. ˈrɛp lɪ kɪt; v. -ˌkeɪt)
adj., v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing,
1. Also, rep′li•cat`ed. bent back on itself: a replicate leaf.v.t.
2. to repeat, duplicate, or reproduce.v.i.
3. to undergo replication.n.
4. something, as a scientific experiment, that can be replicated.
[1525–35; < Late Latin replicātus, past participle of replicāre to repeat, Latin: to fold back]
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Past participle: replicated
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|Verb||1.||replicate - bend or turn backward|
|2.||replicate - reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"|
|3.||replicate - make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"|
replicate, copy - reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"
recapitulate - repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
geminate, reduplicate - form by reduplication; "The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel"; "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"
reproduce - make a copy or equivalent of; "reproduce the painting"
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verb copy, follow, repeat, reproduce, recreate, ape, mimic, duplicate, reduplicate He was not able to replicate this experiment.
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(= reproduce) [+ work, experiment, process] → reproduire
vi [molecule] → se répliquer
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vt (= copy) work, success → wiederholen
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replicate[ˈrɛplɪˌkeɪt] vt (frm) → replicare
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replicatevi (viruses) replicarse
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