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REPLICATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does replication mean? 

REPLICATION (noun)
  The noun REPLICATION has 7 senses:

1. the act of making copies
2. (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
3. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
4. (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
5. the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
6. copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
7. the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion

  Familiarity information: REPLICATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REPLICATION (noun)


Sense 1replication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making copies

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

replication; reproduction

Context example:

Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient

Hypernyms ("replication" is a kind of...):

copying (an act of copying)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "replication"):

scanning (the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission)

action replay; replay ((television) showing again some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on video tape)

sound reproduction (the reproduction of sound)


Sense 2replication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("replication" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)


Sense 3replication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

riposte; retort; rejoinder; comeback; replication; counter; return

Context example:

it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher

Hypernyms ("replication" is a kind of...):

reply; response (the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "replication"):

back talk; backtalk; lip; mouth; sass; sassing (an impudent or insolent rejoinder)


Sense 4replication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("replication" is a kind of...):

pleading ((law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 5replication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The persistence of a sound after its source has stopped

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

sound reflection; reverberation; echo; replication

Hypernyms ("replication" is a kind of...):

reflection; reflectivity; reflexion (the ability to reflect beams or rays)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "replication"):

re-echo (the echo of an echo)


Sense 6replication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

replica; reproduction; replication

Hypernyms ("replication" is a kind of...):

copy (a secondary representation of an original)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "replication"):

toy (a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier))


Sense 7replication [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication

Hypernyms ("replication" is a kind of...):

repeating; repetition (the act of doing or performing again)


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