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[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.
Origin of replica
1815-25; < Italian: reply, repetition, derivative of replicare to repeat < Late Latin replicāre to reply
2. duplicate, facsimile; imitation. Unabridged
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  • However, the marketing of a replica is dependent on the market and the demand for a special edition.
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  • Triceratops' original skull and a few other carefully preserved bones are also on display alongside the replica.
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  • 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


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

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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