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replicate

verb uk   us   /ˈrep.lɪ.keɪt/
[T] formal to make or do something again in exactly the same way: Researchers tried many times to replicate the original experiment. [I or T] specialized biology, computing If organisms and genetic or other structures replicate, they make exact copies of themselves: Chromosomes replicate before cells divide and multiply. Computer viruses replicate themselves and are passed along from user to user.
replication
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˌrep.lɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ formal
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