Definition of Replication

1. Noun. The act of making copies. "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"

Exact synonyms: Reproduction
Specialized synonyms: Scanning, Sound Reproduction
Generic synonyms: Copying
Derivative terms: Reproduce

2. Noun. (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Replicate

3. Noun. A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one). "It brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
Exact synonyms: Comeback, Counter, Rejoinder, Retort, Return, Riposte
Specialized synonyms: Back Talk, Backtalk, Lip, Mouth, Sass, Sassing
Generic synonyms: Reply, Response
Derivative terms: Come Back, Counter, Retort, Return, Return, Riposte

4. Noun. (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer.
Generic synonyms: Pleading
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

5. Noun. The repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves. "She could hear echoes of her own footsteps"
Exact synonyms: Echo, Reverberation, Sound Reflection
Generic synonyms: Reflection, Reflectivity, Reflexion
Specialized synonyms: Re-echo
Derivative terms: Echo, Echo, Reverberate

6. Noun. Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied.
Exact synonyms: Replica, Reproduction
Generic synonyms: Copy
Specialized synonyms: Toy
Derivative terms: Replicate

7. 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"
Generic synonyms: Repeating, Repetition
Derivative terms: Replicate

Definition of Replication

1. n. An answer; a reply.

Definition of Replication

1. Noun. Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced. ¹

2. Noun. Copy; reproduction. ¹

3. Noun. (legal) A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea. ¹

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Definition of Replication

1. plication [n -S] - See also: plication

Medical Definition of Replication

1. 1. A turning back of a part so as to form a duplication. 2. The process of duplicating or reproducing, as the replication of an exact copy of a polynucleotide strand of DNA or RNA. Origin: L. Replicatio = a fold backwards (14 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Replication

replica techniques
replicated worker
replicated workers
replication (current term)
replication fork
replication origin
replication site
replicative form
replicative intermediate

Literary usage of Replication

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1. Federal Equity Practice: A Treatise on the Pleadings Used and Practice by Thomas Atkins Street (1909)
"Amended Bill Setting Tp Matter of Special replication. 792. ... Issue Made by General replication. 795. Defects Waived by replication. ..."

2. Institutes of American Law by John Bouvier (1854)
"It is usual to entitle a replication in the court and of the term of which it is pleaded, and the names of the parties are stated in the margin thus: " AB ..."

3. The Law of Pleading and Evidence in Civil Actions: Arranged Alphabetically by John Simcoe Saunders (1831)
"A replication should answer so much of the plea *vvhich it professes to answer, ... 338 ; and it is a general rule, that an entire replication, had in part, ..."

4. A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional Notes and by Nathan Dane (1824)
"]f the day in the declaration be material, as in an Her — V'uv" act'on on a ^onf^ bill, note, &c. the pit. in his replication can- no. not vary from it ..."

5. A Summary of Equity Pleading by Christopher Columbus Langdell (1877)
"THE replication AND SUBSEQUENT PLEADINGS. 85. IF the cause is not set down for a hearing upon bill and answer, the next step is for the plaintiff to reply. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Parties to Actions, the Forms of Actions, and on Pleading by Joseph Chitty, John A. Dunlap (1819)
"TUE qualities of a replication, in a great measure resemble those of a ... A replication also should answer so much of the plea which it professes to answer ..."

7. Introduction to American Law: Designed as a First Book for Students by Timothy Walker, Manning Ferguson Force (1882)
"replication, (a) This is the formal method of tendering an issue in fact either to a ... If the defendant succeed in proving his (a) Farm of a replication. ..."

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