replication :

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re pluh kay shuhn

  • n  the act of making copies
  • n  (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division
  • n  a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • n  (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
  • n  the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
  • n  copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
  • n  the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion
    scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication

  • It turns out, though, that there are various degrees of genetic replication.
  • Burger's replication of one of Milgram's most famous demonstrations yields alarming results.
  • Scientific generalizations require replication, the demonstration that a given set of forces and substances will yield the same result when brought together under the same .
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