Replicate \Rep"li*cate\ (-?-k?t), v. t. To reply. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Replicate — Rep li*cate (l? k?t), Replicated Rep li*ca ted ( k? t?d), a. [L. replicatus, p. p. of replicare. See {Reply}.] Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself; as, a replicate leaf or petal; a replicate margin of a shell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Replicate — may refer to:* In biology, replication is a process by which genetic material, a cell, or an organism reproduces or makes an exact copy or copies * in an experiment a replicate test is a fully repeated set of test conditions: see Replication… …   Wikipedia

  • replicate — ► VERB 1) make an exact copy of; reproduce. 2) (replicate itself) (of genetic material or a living organism) reproduce or give rise to a copy of itself. 3) repeat (a scientific experiment or trial) to obtain a consistent result. ► NOUN 1) a close …   English terms dictionary

  • replicate — index copy, repeat (do again), reproduce, retort Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • replicate — 1882, from L. replicatus, pp. of replicare (see REPLY (Cf. reply)). Genetic sense is first recorded 1957. Related: Replicated; replicating …   Etymology dictionary

  • replicate — The modern use in the meaning ‘to reproduce, imitate, or copy exactly’, originally in technical contexts but spreading into general use, is an extension of a word that has been in use since the 16c in other meanings. It is best avoided when more… …   Modern English usage

  • replicate — [rep′li kit; ] for v. [, rep′likāt΄] adj. [L replicatus, pp. of replicare: see REPLY] Bot. folded back on itself, as a leaf n. Statistics any of the individual experiments in a replication vt. replicated, replicating 1. to fold; bend back …   English World dictionary

  • replicate — rep|li|cate [ˈreplıkeıt] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of replicare; REPLY1] 1.) [T] formal if you replicate someone s work, a scientific study etc, you do it again, or try to get the same result again ▪ There is a need… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • replicate — [[t]re̱plɪkeɪt[/t]] replicates, replicating, replicated 1) VERB If you replicate someone s experiment, work, or research, you do it yourself in exactly the same way. [FORMAL] [V n] He invited her to his laboratory to see if she could replicate… …   English dictionary

  • replicate — UK [ˈreplɪkeɪt] / US [ˈreplɪˌkeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms replicate : present tense I/you/we/they replicate he/she/it replicates present participle replicating past tense replicated past participle replicated formal to do or make something… …   English dictionary

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