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English noun: replication

1. replication (act) the act of making copies


SamplesGutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient.


Synonymsreproduction


Broader (hypernym)copying


Narrower (hyponym)scanning, sound reproduction

2. replication (process) (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

3. replication (communication) a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)


SamplesIt brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher.


Synonymscomeback, counter, rejoinder, retort, return, riposte


Broader (hypernym)reply, response


Narrower (hyponym)back talk, backtalk, lip, mouth, sass, sassing

4. replication (communication) (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer


Broader (hypernym)pleading


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. replication (attribute) the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves


SamplesShe could hear echoes of her own footsteps.


Synonymsecho, reverberation, sound reflection


Broader (hypernym)reflection, reflectivity, reflexion


Narrower (hyponym)re-echo

6. replication (artifact) copy that is not the original; something that has been copied


Synonymsreplica, reproduction


Broader (hypernym)copy


Narrower (hyponym)toy

7. replication (act) the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion


SamplesScientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication.


Broader (hypernym)repeating, repetition









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