The definition of cloning is the technique of making an identical copy of something.
When a copy is made of someone's DNA and genetic makeup, this is an example of cloning.
- the technique of producing a genetically identical duplicate of an organism by replacing the nucleus of an unfertilized ovum with the nucleus of a tissue cell from the organism
- any of various techniques for producing genetically identical DNA fragments, stem cells, etc.
Origin of cloningsee clone
- Present participle of clone.