What does Replication mean?

Definitions for Replicationˌrɛp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Replication.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproduction, replication(noun)

    the act of making copies

    "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"

  2. replication(noun)

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

  3. 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"

  4. replication(noun)

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

  5. 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"

  6. replica, replication, reproduction(noun)

    copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

  7. replication(noun)

    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"


  1. Replication(n.)

    (Biochem.) The copying, by enzymes, of a cell's genome, i.e. the DNA or RNA comprising its genetic material, so as to form an identical genome. This is an essential step in the division of one cell into two. This differs from transcription, which is the copying of only part of the genetic information of a cell's genome into RNA, as in the processes of biosynthesis of messenger RNA or ribosomal RNA.

  2. Origin: [L. replicatio. See Reply.]


  1. replication(Noun)

    Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.

  2. replication(Noun)

    Copy; reproduction.

  3. replication(Noun)

    A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Replication(noun)

    an answer; a reply

  2. Replication(noun)

    the reply of the plaintiff, in matters of fact, to the defendant's plea

  3. Replication(noun)

    return or repercussion, as of sound; echo

  4. Replication(noun)

    a repetition; a copy

  5. Origin: [L. replicatio. See Reply.]


  1. Replication

    Replication in computing involves sharing information so as to ensure consistency between redundant resources, such as software or hardware components, to improve reliability, fault-tolerance, or accessibility.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Replication in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Replication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Svinicki Aizawa:

    We were unable to recreate the STAP phenomenon, we had planned to continue replication efforts until March next year, but in the light of these results, we have decided to terminate the experiments.

  2. Otis Brawley:

    Keep in mind it's a mathematical simulation, it's not a clinical trial, but [ Vogelstein is ] noting that a certain number of cases are due to replication error, DNA replication error, in normal growth.

  3. Lawrence Blatt:

    With the Novira acquisition we have the lead direct antiviral in the world for HBV, if we can in the same time we're giving direct antivirals and blocking( virus) replication, activate the immune system and wake it up, maybe we can cause patients to clear HBV.

  4. Otis Brawley:

    And it really upset the anti-smoking people, it upset the folks who are in the nutrition and physical activity for cancer prevention -- Bert Vogelstein really upset the prevention crowd, keep in mind it's a mathematical simulation, it's not a clinical trial, but [ Vogelstein is ] noting that a certain number of cases are due to replication error, DNA replication error, in normal growth.

  5. Nick Littlehales:

    They were looking at recovery as a big issue and decided that my approach made a lot of sense to not only them but also the individual riders, we created a sleep kit, which is a replication of the ideal layers -- pillow, duvet, linen -- all put together to allow a small group of staff to go into the hotel and unzip Bradley's bag, he sleeps in it, they zip it back up and take it to the next hotel.

Images & Illustrations of Replication

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Translations for Replication

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Gegenrede, Replikation, Vervielfältigung, Erwiderung, Nachbildung, Kopie, Nachbau, Replizierung, Replik, Replikat, KopierenGerman
  • réponse, duplicataFrench
  • प्रतिकृतिHindi
  • copiere, replicare, copieri, reproducere, duplicareRomanian
  • копированиеRussian
  • çoğaltmaTurkish

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