Definitions for Replicationˌrɛp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rep•li•ca•tionˌrɛp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)
a reply; answer.
the reply of a plaintiff to a defendant's plea or answer.
the act or process of replicating, esp. in a scientific experiment.
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the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, each strand, as it separates, synthesizing a complementary strand.
the act of making copies
"Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
(genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter(noun)
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
(law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication(noun)
the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
"she could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
replica, replication, reproduction(noun)
copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
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"
Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.
A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea.
an answer; a reply
the reply of the plaintiff, in matters of fact, to the defendant's plea
return or repercussion, as of sound; echo
a repetition; a copy