of the nature of a copy:a replicate Earth of the nature of a repetition of a scientific experiment or trial:the variation of replicate measurements
1a close or exact copy; a replica: young reptiles should not be considered merely small replicates of adults a repeated experiment or trial: five replicates were performed per dilution
2 Music a tone one or more octaves above or below the given tone.
make an exact copy of; reproduce:it might be impractical to replicate Eastern culture in the west
) (of genetic material or a living organism) reproduce or give rise to a copy of itself:interleukin-16 prevents the virus from replicating itself
repeat (a scientific experiment or trial) to obtain a consistent result:these findings have been replicated by Metzger and Antes