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Meaning of CLONE

Pronunciation:  klown

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1. An exact copy of a product, made legally or illegally, from documentation or by reverse engineering, and usually cheaper.

E.g. "PC clone": a PC-BUS/isa, eisa, vesa, or pci compatible x86-based microcomputer (this use is sometimes misspelled "klone" or "PClone"). These invariably have much more bang per buck than the ib pcm they resemble.

E.g. "Unix clone": An operating system designed to deliver a unix-like environment without Unix licence fees or with additional "mission-critical" features such as support for real-time programming.

2. A clonebot.

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