Definition of replica in English:


Syllabification: rep·li·ca
Pronunciation: /ˈreplikə


  • 1An exact copy or model of something, especially one on a smaller scale: a replica of the Empire State Building
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    • The primer-gray monuments are one-third scale replicas of existing commemorative markers scattered throughout the U.S.
    • The styles of the canonical masters, as transmitted through tracing copies and replicas, may thus be considered a kind of DNA imprint from which all subsequent idioms emerge.
    • Scale is a ceramic replica of a bathroom scale - impossible to use, for it would surely break under anyone's weight - imprinted by two feet, one of which has left behind its five toes.
    copy, carbon copy, model, duplicate, reproduction, replication; dummy, imitation, facsimile
    informal knockoff
    perfect likeness, double, look-alike, mirror image, living image, picture, twin, clone, doppelgänger
  • 1.1A duplicate of an original artistic work.
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    • Once the resin hardened, it was removed to provide an exact replica of the bas relief.
    • As these are works in a substantially different key from the canvases present in Chicago, a strong case could have been made for their inclusion in replica form insofar as replicas dotted the exhibition.
    • In replicating his art, and offering the replica as art, the atom of the original artwork was split.


mid 18th century (as a musical term in the sense 'a repeat'): from Italian, from replicare 'to reply'.

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