Definitions for: Replication


[n] the act of making copies; "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
[n] 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"
[n] copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
[n] the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
[n] (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
[n] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
[n] (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division



Webster (1913) Definition: Rep`li*ca"tion (-k?"sh?n), n. [L. replicatio. See
Reply.]
1. An answer; a reply. --Shak.

Withouten any repplicacioun. --Chaucer.

2. (Law Pleadings) The reply of the plaintiff, in matters of
fact, to the defendant's plea.

3. Return or repercussion, as of sound; echo.

To hear the replication of your sounds. --Shak.

4. A repetition; a copy.

Synonyms: comeback, counter, echo, rejoinder, replica, reproduction, reproduction, retort, return, reverberation, riposte, sound reflection

See Also: action replay, back talk, backtalk, biological process, copy, copying, lip, mouth, organic process, pleading, re-echo, reflection, reflectivity, reflexion, repeating, repetition, replay, reply, response, sass, sassing, sound reproduction, toy

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