- Replication is the act of reproducing or copying something, or is a copy of something.
- When an experiment is repeated and the results from the original are reproduced, this is an example of a replication of the original study.
- A copy of a Monet painting is an example of areplication.
- a folding back; fold
- a reply, or answer; esp., a reply to an answer
- repetition of a sound; echo
- the act of repeating, duplicating, copying, or reproducing
- a copy; reproduction
- Law reply ()
- Statistics the exact duplication of an experiment for verification, criticism, or extension of previous results
Origin of replicationMiddle English replicacioun ; from Middle French replication ; from Classical Latin replicatio ; from past participle of replicare: see reply
- a. The act or process of replicating something.b. Biology The process by which genetic material, a single-celled organism, or a virus reproduces or makes a copy of itself.c. In scientific research, the repetition of an experiment to confirm findings or to ensure accuracy.d. A copy or reproduction: a replication of a famous painting.
- Law The plaintiff's response to the defendant's answer or plea; a reply.
replication - Computer Definition
In database management, the ability to keep distributed databases synchronized by routinely copying the entire database or subsets of the database to other servers in the network. There are various replication methods. Primary site replication maintains the master copy of the data in one site and sends read-only copies to the other sites. In a workflow environment, the master copy can move from one site to another. This is called "shared replication" or "transferred ownership replication." In symmetric replication, also called "update-anywhere" or "peer-to-peer replication," each site can receive updates, and all other sites are then updated. Failover replication, or hot backup, maintains an up-to-date copy of the data at a different site for backup. See mirroring, disaster recovery and distributed database.
replication - Legal Definition