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replicate

verb rep·li·cate \ ˈre-plə-ˌkāt \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of replicate

replicated; replicating
: duplicate, repeat
  • replicate a statistical experiment
  • replicated his mentor's writing style
: 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

replicate Synonyms


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replicate

adjective rep·li·cate \ ˈre-plə-kət \

Definition of replicate

First Known Use of replicate

1915

in the meaning defined above

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replicate

noun rep·li·cate \ ˈre-plə-kət \

Definition of replicate

: one of several identical experiments, procedures, or samples

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First Known Use of replicate

1929

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REPLICATE Defined for English Language Learners

replicate

Definition of replicate for English Language Learners

  • : to repeat or copy (something) exactly


Medical Dictionary

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replicate

verb rep·li·cate \ ˈrep-lə-ˌkāt \

medical Definition of replicate

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

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replicate

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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