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.
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.
(legal) A response from the plaintiff to the defendant's plea.
(biology) The process of producing replicas of DNA or RNA molecules.
- That painting is an almost exact replication of a famous Rembrandt painting.
* carbon copy
(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.
To act or gesture in response.
- He replied that he was not sure.
* 1988 , Emmanuel Doe Ziorklui, Ghana: Nkrumah to Rawlings
- Joanne replied to Pete's insult with a slap to his face.
To repeat something back; to echo.
- 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
* respond, answer, retort, answer back, react, rejoin, counter, return, revert, follow up, get back to
A written or spoken response; part of a conversation.
Something given in reply.
* answer, comeback, response, retort, return, account, rejoinder, riposte, reaction