replicate

Did you just figure out how to make that excellent pizza you had in Philadelphia? Then what you’ve done is replicate it, meaning you’ve been able to reproduce it.

The word replicate carries different shades of meaning, but it generally involves repeating something. Students of biology will know that the word is often used to indicate that an exact duplicate has been made, such as chromosomes that replicate themselves. It can also be used in an unscientific sense to mean that something has been done again to match or repeat an earlier outcome, such as a political group that works to replicate a successful campaign.

Primary Meanings of replicate

1.
v
reproduce or make an exact copy of
2.
v
bend or turn backward
Full Definitions of replicate
1

v reproduce or make an exact copy of

replicate the cell”
Synonyms:
copy
Type of:
double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat
make or do or perform again

v make or do or perform again

“He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick”
Synonyms:
double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat
Types:
copy
reproduce or make an exact copy of
recapitulate
repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
geminate, reduplicate
form by reduplication
Type of:
reproduce
make a copy or equivalent of
2

v bend or turn backward

Synonyms:
retroflex
Type of:
bend, flex
form a curve

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