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Meaning of “clone” in the English Dictionary

"clone" in British English

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clonenoun [C]

uk   /kləʊn/  us   /kloʊn/
a ​plant or ​animal that has the same genes as the ​original from which it was ​produced informal disapproving someone or something that ​looks very much like someone or something ​else: Most ​peoplesaw her as just another blond-haired, red-lipped Marilyn Monroe clone. specialized computing a ​computer that ​operates in a very ​similar way to the one that it was ​copied from

cloneverb [T]

uk   /kləʊn/  us   /kloʊn/
to ​create a clone of a ​plant or ​animal: Scientists have already cloned a ​sheep. Experiments to ​try to clone ​humanembryos have ​met with ​hostility from some ​sections of the ​public.
cloning
noun [U] uk   /ˈkləʊ.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈkloʊ-/
animal/​human cloning
(Definition of clone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clone" in American English

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clonenoun [C]

 us   /kloʊn/
biology a ​cell or ​organism that has the ​exact same ​chemicalpatterns in ​itscells as the ​original from which it was ​artificiallyproduced

cloneverb [T]

 us   /kloʊn/
to ​produce a clone
(Definition of clone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"clone" in Business English

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clonenoun [C]

uk   us   /kləʊn/
PRODUCTION a ​product that is very similar to another one that it was ​copied from: The doll was ​created as a ​cheap Barbie clone.
IT a ​computer that ​operates in a very similar way to the one that it was ​copied from: His ​competitivepricing helped ​launch the IBM-PC clone ​industry during the 1980s.

cloneverb [T]

uk   us   /kləʊn/
PRODUCTION to ​create a ​product that is very similar to another one: The ​idea was ​pioneered by Freemarket, and cloned by countless others.
to ​create an ​illegalcopy of something such as a creditcard: The ​card is then cloned and ​cash taken from the victim's ​account.
(Definition of clone from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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