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replica

[rep-li-kuh] /ˈrɛp lɪ kə/
noun
1.
a copy or reproduction of a work of art produced by the maker of the original or under his or her supervision.
2.
any close or exact copy or reproduction.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Italian: reply, repetition, derivative of replicare to repeat < Late Latin replicāre to reply
Synonyms
2. duplicate, facsimile; imitation.
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Examples for replica
  • However, the marketing of a replica is dependent on the market and the demand for a special edition.
  • Sometimes it works, as when the radio industry enlisted the government's help to launch television as a replica of radio.
  • Here, avatars watch the webcast while seated in a virtual amphitheater, which was a replica of the actual site.
  • Triceratops' original skull and a few other carefully preserved bones are also on display alongside the replica.
  • Yet clubs' three main revenues streams-match tickets, television rights and replica kits-could also be enhanced.
  • Two double helices now existed in place of one, each a replica of the original.
  • Create a replica of a comet with earthly elements.
  • Can anyone tell me if anyone made a replica of myself.
  • Congratulations: you now have a perfect replica of a tabletop arcade cabinet.
  • Instead, there is a replica of an existing individual-and that's disturbing at a gut level.
British Dictionary definitions for replica

replica

/ˈrɛplɪkə/
noun
1.
an exact copy or reproduction, esp on a smaller scale
Word Origin
C19: from Italian, literally: a reply, from replicare to repeat, from Latin: to bend back, repeat
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Word Origin and History for replica
n.

1824, from Italian replica "copy, repetition, reply," from replicare "to duplicate," from Latin replicare "to repeat" (see reply (v.)). Properly, a copy of a work of art made by the original artist.

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