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Meaning of CLONE

Pronunciation:  klown

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual reproduction
  2. [v]  make multiple identical copies of; "people can clone a sheep nowadays"

CLONE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clon
 See Also: being, copy, organism, re-create



Computing Dictionary

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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Biology Dictionary
  1. A population of cells all descended from a single cell.
  2. A number of copies of a DNA fragment to be replicated by a phage or plasmid.
  1. An exact genetic replica of a specific gene or an entire organism. See Cloning
  2. An exact copy made of biological material such as a DNA segment (e.g., a gene or other region), a whole cell, or a complete organism.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: copy, counterpart, ditto, double, dupe, duplicate, duplication, facsimile, hectograph, manifold, microcopy, microfilm, mimeo, mimeograph, model, multigraph, Photostat, quadruplicate, reduplicate, repetition, replica, replicate, replication, representation, reproduce, reproduction, stat, trace, transcribe, triplicate, Xerox