An 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, model, duplicate, reproduction, replication;
carbon copy, facsimile
informal knock-off, dupe
perfect likeness, exact likeness, double, lookalike, living image, mirror image, image, picture, twin, clone;
informal spitting image, dead ringer, ringer, dead spit, spit and image
Mid 18th century (as a musical term in the sense 'a repeat'): from Italian, from replicare 'to reply'.
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