Definition

replication

Replication (pronounced rehp-lih-KA-shun) is the process of making a replica (a copy) of something. A replication (noun) is a copy. The term is used in fields as varied as microbiology (cell replication), knitwear (replication of knitting patterns), and information distribution (CD-ROM replication).

On the Internet, a Web site that has been replicated in its entirety and put on another site is called a mirror site.

Using the groupware product, Lotus Notes, replication is the periodic electronic refreshing (copying) of a database from one computer server to another so that all users in the Notes network constantly share the same level of information.

This was last updated in September 2005

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