Definition of replication noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌreplɪˈkeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌreplɪˈkeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] (formal) the act of copying something exactly; the copy that is made an exact replication of the original experiment These houses are not replications of the paintings, but were inspired by them.
  2. 2[uncountable] (specialist) the process by which a biological unit, for example a virus or molecule, produces exact copies of itself Vitamin B is essential for proper cell replication and growth.