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Definition of "replication" []

  • A fold or a folding back. (noun)
  • A reply to an answer; a rejoinder. (noun)
  • Law The plaintiff's response to the defendant's answer or plea. (noun)
  • An echo or reverberation. (noun)
  • A copy or reproduction. (noun)
  • A reply or response (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (formerly) the plaintiff's reply to a defendant's answer or plea (noun)
  • The production of exact copies of complex molecules, such as DNA molecules, that occurs during growth of living organisms (noun)
  • Repetition of a procedure, such as a scientific experiment, in order to reduce errors (noun)

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Use "replication" in a sentence
  • "ID guy: And if you want to say the replication is undirected then you have to show the origin was also undirected."
  • "You have failed to show that biological replication is an undirected chemical process."
  • "And if you want to say the replication is undirected then you have to show the origin was also undirected."