Replication - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌreplɪˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word replication
Brit.  |rɛplɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word replication


- the act of making copies (syn: reproduction)
- (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
- a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one) (syn: comeback, counter, rejoinder, retort, return, riposte)
- (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
- the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves (syn: echo, reverberation)
- copy that is not the original; something that has been copied (syn: replica, reproduction)
- the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion


...bought a smaller and cheaper replication of the marble statue for his garden...

...we'll need to do a replication of that experiment so we can collect more data...

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

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