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Meaning of replication

rep•li•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (rep"li-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a reply; answer.
  2. a reply to an answer.
  3. the reply of the plaintiff or complainant to the defendant's plea or answer.
  4. reverberation; echo.
  5. a copy.
  6. the act or process of replicating, esp. for experimental purposes.
  7. the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, each strand, as it separates, synthesizing a complementary strand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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