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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 people saw 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/
cloning
noun [U] uk   /ˈkləʊ.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈkloʊ.nɪŋ/
animal/human cloning
(Definition of clone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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clonenoun [C]

 us   /kloʊn/
biology a cell or organism that has the exact same chemical patterns in its cells as the original from which it was artificially produced

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 competitive pricing 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 illegal copy of something such as a credit card: 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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