noun rep·li·ca \ˈre-pli-kə\

: an exact or very close copy of something

Full Definition of REPLICA

:  an exact reproduction (as of a painting) executed by the original artist <a replica of this was painted … this year — Constance Strachey>
:  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

  1. We toured a replica of the ship.
  2. 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


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