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replication

[rep-li-key-shuh n] /ˌrɛp lɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a reply; answer.
2.
a reply to an answer.
3.
Law. 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, especially for experimental purposes.
7.
Genetics. the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, each strand, as it separates, synthesizing a complementary strand.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English replicacioun < Middle French replication < Latin replicātiōn- (stem of replicātiō) a rolling back, equivalent to replicāt(us) (see replicate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonreplication, noun
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Word Origin and History for nonreplication

replication

n.

late 14c., "action of folding back," also "legal reply (third step in the pleadings in a common-law action), rejoinder," from Anglo-French replicacioun, Old French replicacion "reply, answer," from Latin replicationem (nominative replicatio) "a reply, repetition, a folding back," from past participle stem of replicare "to repeat, reply," literally "to fold back" (see reply (v.)). Meaning "a copy, reproduction" first recorded 1690s. Sense in genetics is from 1948.

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nonreplication in Medicine

replication rep·li·ca·tion (rěp'lĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. The act or process of duplicating or reproducing something.

  2. Autoreproduction.

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