A relation of mutual dependence or action or influence; SYN. reciprocity.
ETYM Latin reciprocatio: cf. French réciprocation.
1. Alternating back-and-forth movement.
2. The act of reciprocating.
ETYM From French rejoindre, inf., to join again. Related to Rejoin.
1. A pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication.
2. A reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); SYN. retort, return, riposte, comeback.
Sharp and clever answer.
Reply to an answer; Law defendant's reply to plaintiff's replication.
ETYM Latin replicatio. Related to Reply.
In biology, production of copies of the genetic material DNA; it occurs during cell division (mitosis and meiosis). Most mutations are caused by mistakes during replication.
During replication the paired strands of DNA separate, exposing the bases. Nucleotides floating in the cell matrix pair with the exposed bases, adenine pairing with thymine, and cytosine with guanine.
A pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer.
The speech act of continuing a conversational exchange; SYN. response.
A quick, witty, or cutting reply; especially; one that turns back or counters the first speaker's words