Definition of replica in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrepləkə/


1An exact copy or model of something, especially one on a smaller scale: a replica of the Empire State Building
More example sentences
  • 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.
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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: rep·li·ca

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