Replicate meaning

rĕplĭ-kāt
To duplicate, copy, reproduce, or repeat.
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The definition of a replicate is a repeat of something.

An example of a replicate is an experiment in cell generation which is repeated.

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Replicate is defined as to make a copy of, or to fold or bend back.

An example of replicate is to copy a drawing from a book.

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(biology) To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of (genetic material, a cell, or an organism).
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Replicate means folded back on itself.

An example of something replicate is a leaf folded in half.

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To repeat (a scientific experiment) to confirm findings or ensure accuracy.
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To become replicated; undergo replication.

Cells that replicate rapidly in culture.

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A repetition of an experiment or procedure.
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Duplicated, copied, reproduced, or repeated.

A replicate sample.

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Folded over or bent back upon itself.

A replicate leaf.

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(bot.) Folded back on itself, as a leaf.
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(statistics) Any of the individual experiments in a replication.
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To fold; bend back.
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To repeat, duplicate, copy, reproduce, etc.
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(rare) To reply.
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To be replicated or to undergo replication.
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To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of genetic material, a cell, or an organism.
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To undergo replication.

Cells that replicate rapidly in culture.

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To repeat a scientific experiment to confirm findings or ensure accuracy.
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A repetition of an experiment or procedure.
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Duplicated, copied, reproduced, or repeated.

A replicate sample.

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Folded over or bent back upon itself.

A replicate leaf.

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To make a copy (replica) of.

On entering a host cell, a virus will start to replicate.

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An outcome of a replication procedure.
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(botany, zoology) Folded over or backward; folded back upon itself.

A replicate leaf or petal.

The replicate margin of a shell.

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Origin of replicate

  • Middle English replicaten from Late Latin replicāre replicāt- to repeat from Latin to fold back re- re- plicāre to fold plek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin replicatus, past participle of replicare (“to fold or bend back; reply"), from re (“back") + plicare (“to fold"); see ply.

    From Wiktionary