Duplicate vs Cloning - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between duplicate and cloning

is that duplicate is to make a copy of while cloning is .

As nouns the difference between duplicate and cloning

is that duplicate is one that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy while cloning is (biology) the production of a cloned embryo by transplanting the nucleus of a somatic cell into an ovum.

As an adjective duplicate

is being the same as another; identical this may exclude the first identical item in a series, but usage is inconsistent.

duplicate

English

Adjective

(-)
  • being the same as another; identical. This may exclude the first identical item in a series, but usage is inconsistent.
  • This is a duplicate entry.

    Verb

    (duplicat)
  • to make a copy of
  • If we duplicate the information, are we really accomplishing much?
  • to do repeatedly; to do again
  • You don't need to duplicate my efforts.
  • to produce something equal to
  • He found it hard to duplicate the skills of his wife.

    See also

    * repeat

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One that resembles or corresponds to another; an identical copy.
  • This is a duplicate , but a very good replica.
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • I send a duplicate both of it and my last dispatch.
  • (legal) An original instrument repeated; a document which is the same as another in all essential particulars, and differing from a mere copy in having all the validity of an original.
  • (Burrill)
  • The game of duplicate bridge.
  • * 1999 , Matthew Granovetter, Murder at the Bridge Table (page 6)
  • The momentary madness which infects bridge players occurs frequently at rubber bridge and duplicate ; and though it rarely results in murder, it often terminates marriages and close friendships
  • The game of duplicate Scrabble.
  • Synonyms

    * reproduction

    cloning

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (wikipedia cloning)
  • (biology) The production of a cloned embryo by transplanting the nucleus of a somatic cell into an ovum
  • (by extension) The production of an exact copy of an object