Replication vs Reply - What's the difference?

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Replication is a related term of reply.


As nouns the difference between replication and reply

is that replication is replication, duplication while reply is a written or spoken response; part of a conversation.

As a verb reply is

(intransitive) to give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.

replication

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Process by which an object, person, place or idea may be copied mimicked or reproduced.
  • * 2014 , Wikipedia,
  • DNA replication is the process of producing two identical replicas from one original DNA molecule.
  • Copy; reproduction.
  • That painting is an almost exact replication of a famous Rembrandt painting.
  • (legal) A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea.
  • (biology) The process of producing replicas of DNA or RNA molecules.
  • Synonyms

    * repetition * duplication * imitation * copying * reproduction * copy * repeat * carbon copy * duplicate * replica

    reply

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (intransitive) To give a written or spoken response, especially to a question, request, accusation or criticism; to answer.
  • Please reply to my letter.
    "Sorry I'm late," replied the student.
    He replied that he was not sure.
  • To act or gesture in response.
  • Joanne replied to Pete's insult with a slap to his face.
  • * 1988 , Emmanuel Doe Ziorklui, Ghana: Nkrumah to Rawlings
  • It is a sound to be dreaded until you ascertain that it is being made by friendly forces; even then, your welcome to it must be tempered with some caution, because gunfire usually leads to replying gunfire
  • To repeat something back; to echo.
  • Synonyms

    * respond, answer, retort, answer back, react, rejoin, counter, return, revert, follow up, get back to

    Noun

    (replies)
  • A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
  • Something given in reply.
  • Synonyms

    * answer, comeback, response, retort, return, account, rejoinder, riposte, reaction