• (America) IPA: /ˈɹɛpləˌkeɪt/ (verb)
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɹɛpləˌkət/ (noun)

replicate (replicates, present participle replicating; past and past participle replicated)

  1. To make a copy (replica) of.
    On entering a host cell, a virus will start to replicate.
  2. (science) To repeat (an experiment or trial) with a consistent result.
  3. (obsolete) To reply.
Related terms Translations Noun

replicate (plural replicates)

  1. The outcome of a replication procedure; an exact copy or replica.
  2. (music) A tone that is one or more octaves away from a given tone.


  1. (botany, zoology) Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself.
    a replicate leaf or petal
    the replicate margin of a shell

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