[ UK /ɹˌɛplɪkˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
[ US /ˌɹɛpɫəˈkeɪʃən/ ]
  1. 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
  2. the act of making copies
    Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
  3. the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  4. copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
  5. a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
    it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher
  6. (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
  7. (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
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How To Use replication In A Sentence

  • Folic acid: Also called folate, folacin, or vitamin B9, folic acid is a B vitamin involved in producing thymidine for DNA replication. You Staying Young
  • They are not the suits you would actually use: the aim here is simulation, not replication, so they are merely very cumbersome, which is what the real suits would have to be. Home | Mail Online
  • Replication of the mitochondrial genome is required to synthesize new protein to support biogenesis.
  • The viral nucleocapsid enters the host cell and breaks open releasing two viral RNA-strands and 3 essential replication enzymes: Integrase, Protease and Reverse Transcriptase - Business News
  • (September 4, 2008) Paul Norman, DS, FRACS, discusses several different types of biomarkers, both chemical and genetic, and the need for greater instances of replication and screening to find more conclusive evidence for therapeutic methods. - Articles related to Length of biological marker linked to cancer
  • FA cells are extremely sensitive to exposure from agents that can cause DNA interstrand crosslinks (ICLs), abnormal structures that block DNA replication. - latest science and technology news stories
  • Chandler is only a prototype, but Kapor promises to deliver much of the basic functionality of Microsoft Outlook - contacts, email, calendaring - plus replication, with the ease of use you don't readily associate with Outlook.
  • The simplest viruses rely on the enzymes of the infected cell to perform both protein synthesis and gene replication.
  • Replication in larger sample sizes are needed to corroborate this negative finding.
  • Nuclei have numerous replicons origins per chromosome, which can be replicated simultaneously - so replication time is mechanistically independent of genome size and can be far less than in bacteria.
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