Simple Definition of replica
: an exact or very close copy of something
Full Definition of replica
1 : an exact reproduction (as of a painting) executed by the original artist <a replica of this was painted … this year — Constance Strachey>
2 : a copy exact in all details <DNA makes a replica of itself> <sailed a replica of the Viking ship>; broadly : copy <this faithful, pathetic replica of a Midwestern suburb — G. F. Kennan>
Examples of replica in a sentence
We toured a replica of the ship.
It's an authentic replica of an ancient Greek urn.
Origin of replica
Italian, repetition, from replicare to repeat, from Late Latin, from Latin, to fold back — more at reply
First Known Use: 1824
Synonym Discussion of replica
REPLICA Defined for Kids
Definition of replica for Students
: a very exact copy
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