|1.||a reply or response|
|2.||law (formerly) the plaintiff's reply to a defendant's answer or plea|
|3.||biology the production of exact copies of complex molecules, such as DNA molecules, that occurs during growth of living organisms|
|4.||repetition of a procedure, such as a scientific experiment, in order to reduce errors|
|5.||a less common word for replica|
|[C14: via Old French from Latin replicātiō a folding back, from replicāre to unroll; see |
replication rep·li·ca·tion (rěp'lĭ-kā'shən)
The act or process of duplicating or reproducing something.