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replicate

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verb rep·li·cate \ ˈre-plə-ˌkāt \

Definition of replicate

replicated; replicating
transitive verb
:duplicate, repeat
  • replicate a statistical experiment
  • replicated his mentor's writing style
intransitive verb
:to undergo replication :produce a replica of itself
  • virus particles replicating in cells

Examples of replicate in a Sentence

  1. They are working on computer-generated speech that replicates the human voice.

  2. DNA replicates itself in the cell nucleus.

  3. DNA replicates in the cell nucleus.

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Origin and Etymology of replicate

Middle English, from Late Latin replicatus, past participle of replicare


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replicate

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adjective rep·li·cate \ -kət \

Definition of replicate

First Known Use of replicate

1915


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replicate

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noun rep·li·cate \ -kət \

Definition of replicate

:one of several identical experiments, procedures, or samples

Recent Examples of replicate from the Web

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First Known Use of replicate

1929

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


REPLICATE Defined for English Language Learners

replicate

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verb

Definition of replicate for English Language Learners

  • : to repeat or copy (something) exactly


Medical Dictionary

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replicate

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verb rep·li·cate \ ˈrep-lə-ˌkāt \

medical Definition of replicate

replicated; replicating
transitive verb
:to repeat or duplicate (as an experiment)
intransitive verb
:to undergo replication :produce a replica of itself
  • virus particles replicating in cells

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replicate

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noun rep·li·cate \ -li-kət \

medical Definition of replicate

1 :one of several identical experiments, procedures, or samples
2 :something (as a gene, DNA, or a cell) produced by replication


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