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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.


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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