(1) (genetics) The process of duplicating or producing an exact copy of a polynucleotide strand such as DNA.
(2) (general) The process of duplicating or replicating, as a procedure in scientific experiments.
(3) (general) The act or process of generating a copy; reproduction.
Word origin: from Latin replicātiō (a folding back)
- duplication (general)
- repetition (general)