Definition of replicant in English:


Line breaks: rep¦lic|ant
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛplɪk(ə)nt


(In science fiction) a genetically engineered or artificial being created as an exact replica of a particular human being.
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  • In the film, Harrison Ford plays a retired Blade Runner - a cop who hunts artificial humans, or replicants - who is brought back to kill four renegade replicants amid a dark futuristic vision of Los Angeles.
  • In the film, the replicants show strong feelings and attachments.
  • The story revolves around Harrison Ford's policeman, Rick Deckard, and his hunt for four cloned humanoids, known as replicants, in a dystopian version of Los Angeles.


from replica + -ant: first used in the film Blade Runner (1982).

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