replica

noun
rep·​li·​ca | \ ˈre-pli-kə How to pronounce replica (audio) \

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

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reproduction, duplicate, copy, facsimile, replica mean a thing made to closely resemble another. reproduction implies an exact or close imitation of an existing thing. reproductions from the museum's furniture collection duplicate implies a double or counterpart exactly corresponding to another thing. a duplicate of a house key copy applies especially to one of a number of things reproduced mechanically. printed 1000 copies of the lithograph facsimile suggests a close reproduction often of graphic matter that may differ in scale. a facsimile of a rare book replica implies the exact reproduction of a particular item in all details a replica of the Mayflower but not always in the same scale. miniature replicas of classic cars

Examples of replica in a Sentence

We toured a replica of the ship. It's an authentic replica of an ancient Greek urn.

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The mural is a replica of a 1977 Sports Illustrated cover Larry Bird is not exactly flattered by the way an Indianapolis artist depicted him in a mural. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Larry Bird Wants Tattoos Removed from Indianapolis Mural That Portrays Him with Ink," 21 Aug. 2019 Hibernian Testosterone is a full-scale replica of the skull and twelve-foot wide antlers of the extinct great Irish elk. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The American Pavilion in the Venice Biennale: Safe and Sorry," 10 Aug. 2019 All fans at the Monday, Sept. 9 game against the Athletics will receive a replica of the Jeff Bagwell 2005 championship ring. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Astros to give away 2005 NL champions rings to fans," 5 Aug. 2019 As the situation is unfolding, the backup officer also tells the responding officer the object Williams had was a replica. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "17-year-old girl fatally shot by California police to be buried in Tempe," 17 July 2019 The elaborate design of the somewhat dull institution, then with a spotty collection of antiquities, paintings and furniture and almost no notable program, is a replica of a lavish villa in Herculaneum buried beneath the lava. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Review: Getty Villa’s ‘Buried by Vesuvius’ is exquisite and, at times, explicit," 3 July 2019 There are also replicas of the Harmonist cabins, an opera house and lots of parks. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 Platte River Fort Event Center is a replica of the iconic Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Monument, itself a reconstructed 1840s fur trading post outside La Junta. Joshua Berman, The Know, "Colorado’s newest campground offers glamping an hour from Denver," 29 June 2019 The gun Ragland was carrying was later determined to be a replica of a .45-caliber handgun. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al.com, "Huntsville officers who fatally shot woman followed procedure, internal review finds," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of replica

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for replica

Italian, repetition, from replicare to repeat, from Late Latin, from Latin, to fold back — more at reply

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replica

noun

English Language Learners Definition of replica

: an exact or very close copy of something

replica

noun
rep·​li·​ca | \ ˈre-pli-kə How to pronounce replica (audio) \

Kids Definition of replica

: a very exact copy

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