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  1. replicantnoun

    An android that is an exact copy of a specific human, or is indistinguishable from a human

  2. replicantnoun

    One who replies.

  3. replicantadjective



  1. Replicant

    A replicant is a fictional bioengineered humanoid featured in the 1982 film Blade Runner and the 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049 which is physically indistinguishable from an adult human and often possesses superhuman strength and intelligence. A replicant can be detected by means of the fictional Voight-Kampff test in which emotional responses are provoked; a replicant's nonverbal responses differ from those of a human. Failing the test leads to execution, which is euphemistically referred to as "retiring." Several models of replicant were produced. The first seen model, the Nexus-6, has a four-year lifespan to prevent them from developing empathic abilities (and, therefore, immunity to the test). The successor model, the Nexus-7, were limited experimental models with the ability to procreate. Nexus-8 and Nexus-9 replicants also have open-ended lifespans, but the Nexus-9 line was incapable of disobeying human orders.

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  1. Replicantnoun

    one who replies


  1. Replicant

    A replicant is a bioengineered or biorobotic being created in the film Blade Runner. The Nexus series—genetically designed by the Tyrell Corporation—are virtually identical to an adult human, but have superior strength, agility, and variable intelligence depending on the model. Because of their physical similarity to humans, a replicant must be detected by its lack of emotional responses and empathy to questions posed in a Voight-Kampff test. A derogatory term for a replicant is "skin-job."

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  1. Replicant

    rep′li-kant, n. one who makes a reply.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of replicant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of replicant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    A witless
    B profound
    C greedy
    D alternate

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