[rep-li-kuh] /ˈrɛp lɪ kə/
a copy or reproduction of a work of art produced by the maker of the original or under his or her supervision.
any close or exact copy or reproduction.
1815–25; < Italian: reply, repetition, derivative of replicare to repeat < Late Latin replicāre to reply
2. duplicate, facsimile; imitation.
Example Sentences 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)
an exact copy or reproduction, esp on a smaller scale
[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
1824, from It. replica "copy, repetition, reply," from L. replicare "to repeat" (see reply). Properly, a copy of a work of art made by the original artist. Replicate, in this sense, is from 1882; genetic sense is first recorded 1957.
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