Replicate Definition

replicated, replicates, replicating
replicated, replicates, replicating
To fold; bend back.
Webster's New World
To repeat, duplicate, copy, reproduce, etc.
Webster's New World
To reproduce or make an exact copy or copies of (genetic material, a cell, or an organism).
American Heritage
To be replicated or to undergo replication.
Webster's New World
To repeat (a scientific experiment) to confirm findings or ensure accuracy.
American Heritage
Any of the individual experiments in a replication.
Webster's New World
Duplicated, copied, reproduced, or repeated.
A replicate sample.
American Heritage Medicine
Folded back on itself, as a leaf.
Webster's New World

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

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