Meaning of REPLICATION in English

REPLICATION

ˌrepləˈkāshən noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English replicacioun, from Middle French replication, from Late Latin replication-, replicatio, from Latin, action of folding back, from replicatus (past participle of replicare to fold back) + -ion-, -io -ion

1.

a. : answer , reply

what replication should be made by the son of a king — Shakespeare

b.

(1) : an answer to a reply : rejoinder

by way of replication to your answer — O.W.Holmes †1935

(2) : a plaintiff's or complainant's reply in matters of fact to a defendant's plea, answer, or counterclaim

(3) Roman law : a plaintiff's reply to a defendant's exceptio

2. : echo , reverberation

trembled underneath her banks to hear the replication of your sounds made in her concave shores — Shakespeare

3.

a. : copy , reproduction

a home conceived as a replication of a medieval castle

b. : the act or action of reproducing

half-plate and addressing machine methods of replication — Library Science Abstracts

4. : repetition of an experiment or procedure at the same time and place ; especially : a systematic or random repetition of agricultural test rows or plats to reduce error (as due to variation in soil)

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