• IPA: /ɹɛplɪˈkeɪʃən/


  1. The process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.
    • 2014, Wikipedia, DNA replication
      DNA replication is the process of producing two identical replicas from one original DNA molecule.
  2. Copy; reproduction.
    That painting is an almost exact replication of a famous Rembrandt painting.
  3. (legal) A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea.
  4. (biology) The process of producing replicas of DNA or RNA molecules.
  5. (computing) The process of frequent electronic data copying a one database in one computer or server to a database in another so that all users share the same level of information. Used to improve fault tolerance of the system.
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