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Noun replication has 7 senses
  1. reproduction, replication - the act of making copies; "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
    --1 is a kind of copying
    --1 has particulars: scanning; replay, action replay; sound reproduction
  2. replication - (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
    --2 is a kind of
    organic process, biological process
    Derived form: verb replicate2
  3. rejoinder, retort, return, riposte, replication, comeback, counter - a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
    --3 is a kind of reply, response
    --3 has particulars:
     sass, sassing, backtalk, back talk, lip, mouth
  4. replication - (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
    --4 is a kind of
  5. echo, reverberation, sound reflection, replication - the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
    --5 is a kind of reflection, reflexion, reflectivity
    --5 has particulars: re-echo
  6. replica, replication, reproduction - copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
    --6 is a kind of copy
    --6 has particulars: toy
  7. replication - 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"
    --7 is a kind of
    repetition, repeating
    Derived form: verb replicate3
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