a very good or exact copy of something a replica of the Eiffel Tower The weapon used in the raid was a replica. replica guns Amy was a younger replica of her mother. Word Origin mid 18th cent. (as a musical term in the sense ‘a repeat’): from Italian, from replicare
‘to reply’.Extra examples She made a half-scale replica of Captain Cook’s ship. The original conservatory has been rebuilt in replica. There is even a scaled-down replica of the Eiffel Tower there.