replication has definitions from the fields of law,biology,genetics,physics
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[ noun ] the act of making copies

Synonyms

reproduction

Examples

"Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"

Used in print

(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)

Although the present study was not a direct replication of their investigations , the results do not confirm their conclusion .

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[ noun ] the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion

Examples

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

Related terms

repetition duplicate

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

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organic_process genetics

4
[ noun ] copy that is not the original; something that has been replicated

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copy toy duplicate

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[ noun ] (physics) the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped

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reflection re-echo resound

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[ noun ] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

Examples

"it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"

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reply sass retort counter return

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

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pleading law

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