[n] the act of making copies; "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
[n] the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion; "scientists will not believe an experimental result until they have seen at least one replication"
[n] copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
[n] the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped
[n] (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer
[n] a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); "it brought a sharp rejoinder from the teacher"
[n] (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division