Last modified on 25 August 2014, at 19:54

replicate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈrɛpləˌkeɪt/ (verb)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈrɛpləˌkət/ (noun)

VerbEdit

replicate (third-person singular simple present replicates, present participle replicating, simple past and past participle replicated)

  1. To make a copy (replica) of.
    On entering a host cell, a virus will start to replicate.
  2. (sciences) To repeat (an experiment or trial) with a consistent result.
    • 2014 June 21, “Magician’s brain”, The Economist, volume 411, number 8892: 
      [Isaac Newton] was obsessed with alchemy. He spent hours copying alchemical recipes and trying to replicate them in his laboratory. He believed that the Bible contained numerological codes.
  3. (obsolete) To reply.

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NounEdit

replicate (plural replicates)

  1. an outcome of a replication procedure.

AdjectiveEdit

replicate (comparative more replicate, superlative most replicate)

  1. (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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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

replicate

  1. second-person plural present of replicare
  2. third-person singular imperative of replicare

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

replicāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of replicō