What does replicate mean?

Definitions for replicate
ˈrɛp lɪ kɪt; -ˌkeɪtrepli·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retroflex, replicateverb

    bend or turn backward

  2. replicate, copyverb

    reproduce or make an exact copy of

    "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"

  3. duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat, replicateverb

    make or do or perform again

    "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"


  1. replicatenoun

    an outcome of a replication procedure.

  2. replicateverb

    To make a copy (replica) of

    On entering a host cell, a virus will start to replicate.

  3. replicateadjective

    Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself.

  4. Etymology: From replicatus, past participle of replicare, from re + plicare; see ply.


  1. replicate

    Replicate means to make an exact copy or model of something; to reproduce or duplicate. It can refer to repeating a scientific experiment or process to confirm results, copying a piece of artwork, or duplicating a data set in data management among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Replicateverb

    to reply

  2. Replicateadjective

    alt. of Replicated

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Replicate

    rep′li-kāt, adj. folded: (bot.) folded outward as in vernation, inward as in æstivation: (mus.) a tone one or more octaves from a given tone.—adj. Rep′licātile.—n. Replicā′tion.—adj. Rep′licātive.


  1. Replicate

    wings folded back upon the base; like the secondaries in Coleoptera.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of replicate in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of replicate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of replicate in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Musk:

    We have been able to replicate the failure by taking a huge sample, essentially thousands of these struts, and pulling them. We found a few that failed far below their certificated level. That's what led us to think that there was one just far below its rated capability that happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

  2. The CEO:

    The use of technology enables Afya to replicate its business in other countries.

  3. Colgate University President Brian Casey:

    But Colgate University's really hard to replicate what is essentially one of our great selling points. we are prepared for next year to be more expensive in terms of financial aid.

  4. Edmund Shing:

    Before becoming positive on the sector, I would like to see them making efforts to improve productivity, adopt technologies like softwares to optimize logistics networks, cut labor costs and have a sustainable dividend policy, it's a very competitive market, growth prospects are limited and the barrier to entry is not very high. The danger for the market is that Amazon might replicate its experiment across Europe and other online companies such as eBay also launch their own delivery services to cut costs.

  5. Byju Raveendran:

    Students just memorize, replicate and then forget when the exam is over.

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    an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    A troop
    B transition
    C contribution
    D integrity

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