rep·​li·​ca·​ble | \ ˈre-plə-kə-bəl How to pronounce replicable (audio) \

Definition of replicable

: capable of replication replicable experimental results

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replicability \ ˌre-​plə-​kə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce replicability (audio) \ noun

Examples of replicable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Sponge Park is a replicable system that is now being considered for widespread implementation as a component of the city’s long-term control plan for storm-water management. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, "The Most Important Global Forecast That You’ve Never Heard Of," 14 Oct. 2020 But Chubb’s bulldozing production isn’t replicable. Ellis L. Williams, cleveland, "What’s next for the Cleveland Browns? Previewing the Indianapolis Colts and how they match up," 5 Oct. 2020 The most obvious—and least replicable—factor in Reddit’s success is its timing. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "Reddit Squashed QAnon by Accident," 23 Sep. 2020 Luke's cybernetic replacement limb was pretty badass, but not exactly replicable in the medical world at the time, or even now. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Luke Skywalker's Prosthetic Arm Inspired This Electronic Skin," 28 Aug. 2020 The soft sardines work well with their crunchy accoutrements, and the whole thing is easily replicable as a cheapo cook-at-home dinner that wouldn’t require much cooking at all. Soleil Ho,, "The best fried rice is like jazz," 17 Aug. 2020 Yet his most memorable behavior emerged outside the context of replicable trials. Kevin Miyazaki, Smithsonian Magazine, "What Can Bonobos Teach Us About the Nature of Language?," 10 Aug. 2020 But despite their effectiveness, Vietnam’s measures are not easily replicable. Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times, "Without a single COVID-19 death, Vietnam starts easing its coronavirus lockdown," 23 Apr. 2020 There is also the question of how replicable this model from smaller Asian centers is in large Western countries where people might chafe at the harnessing of C.C.T.V. cameras or immigration records for the health of the nation. Hannah Beech, New York Times, "Tracking the Coronavirus: How Crowded Asian Cities Tackled an Epidemic," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of replicable

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of replicable was in 1942

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“Replicable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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rep·​li·​ca·​ble | \ ˈrep-li-kə-bəl How to pronounce replicable (audio) \

Medical Definition of replicable

: capable of replication replicable experimental results

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