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(1)   The act of making copies
"Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
(2)   The repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion
"Scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication"
(3)   Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
(4)   The persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
(5)   (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
(6)   A quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
"It brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
(7)   (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division


  1. Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.
  2. Copy; reproduction.
  3. A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea.