Meaning of REPLICATION in English


/rep'li kay"sheuhn/ , n.

1. a reply; answer.

2. a reply to an answer.

3. Law. the reply of the plaintiff or complainant to the defendant's plea or answer.

4. reverberation; echo.

5. a copy.

6. the act or process of replicating, esp. for experimental purposes.

7. Genetics. the process by which double-stranded DNA makes copies of itself, each strand, as it separates, synthesizing a complementary strand.

[ 1325-75; ME replicacioun replication replication- (s. of replicatio ) a rolling back, equiv. to replicat ( us ) (see REPLICATE) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .