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Pronunciation:  `replu'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making copies; "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
  2. [n]  the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion; "scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication"
  3. [n]  copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
  4. [n]  the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
  5. [n]  (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
  6. [n]  a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
  7. [n]  (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division

REPLICATION is a 11 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: comeback, counter, echo, rejoinder, replica, reproduction, reproduction, retort, return, reverberation, riposte, sound reflection
 See Also: action replay, back talk, backtalk, biological process, copy, copying, lip, mouth, organic process, pleading, re-echo, reflection, reflectivity, reflexion, repeating, repetition, replay, reply, response, sass, sassing, sound reproduction, toy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rep`li*ca"tion\ (-k?"sh?n), n. [L. replicatio. See
1. An answer; a reply. --Shak.

         Withouten any repplicacioun.          --Chaucer.

2. (Law Pleadings) The reply of the plaintiff, in matters of
   fact, to the defendant's plea.

3. Return or repercussion, as of sound; echo.

         To hear the replication of your sounds. --Shak.

4. A repetition; a copy.

Computing Dictionary

Creating and maintaining a duplicate copy of a database or file system on a different computer, typically a server. The term usually implies the intelligent copying of parts of the source database which have changed since the last replication with the destination.

Replication may be one-way or two-way. Two-way replication is much more complicated because of the possibility that a replicated object may have been updated differently in the two locations in which case some method is needed to reconcile the different versions.

For example, lotus notes can automatically distribute document databases across telecommunications networks. Notes supports a wide range of network protocols including x25 and internet tcp/ip.

Compare mirror. See also rdist.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The process of making an identical copy of a section of duplex (double-stranded) DNA, using existing DNA as a template for the synthesis of new DNA strands. In humans and other eukaryotes, replication occurs in the cell nucleus.
 Definition: the experimental reproduction or duplication of prehistoric artifacts in an attempt to better understand how they were made and used in the past.