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 for clone
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  clone \clone\ v. t.
     1. (Biol.) to make a clone from; to make identical copies of
        an organism by a non-sexual process of reproduction.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     2. (Microbiol.) to grow colonies of a microorganism by
        spreading a suspension of the microorganism onto a solid
        growth medium (such as in a Petri dish), at a
        concentration such that individual colonies will grow from
        single cells sufficiently well separated from other
        colonies so that pure cultures derived from a single
        organism can be isolated.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     3. (Biochem.) to make large quantities of a segment of DNA by
        inserting it, using biochemical techniques, into the DNA
        of a microorganism, and growing that microorganism in
        large numbers; as, to clone the gene for growth hormone.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  clone \clone\ (kl[=o]n), n.
     1. (Biol.) a group of organisms derived from a single
        individual by some kind of asexual reproduction; -- used
        mostly of microorganisms such as bacteria and yeast.
     Syn: clon.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. (Biol.) an individual organism containing a genetic
        complement identical to that of another organism, produced
        by using the genetic material from the second animal in a
        non-sexual reproduction process.
     3. something virtually identical to another object.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who is almost identical to another [syn: ringer,
           dead ringer, clone]
      2: a group of genetically identical cells or organisms derived
         from a single cell or individual by some kind of asexual
         reproduction [syn: clone, clon]
      3: an unauthorized copy or imitation [syn: knockoff, clone]
      v 1: make multiple identical copies of; "people can clone a
           sheep nowadays"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  31 Moby Thesaurus words for "clone":
     Photostat, Xerox, copy, counterpart, ditto, double, dupe,
     duplicate, duplication, facsimile, hectograph, manifold, microcopy,
     microfilm, mimeo, mimeograph, model, multigraph, quadruplicate,
     reduplicate, repetition, replica, replicate, replication,
     representation, reproduce, reproduction, stat, trace, transcribe,

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

      1. An exact duplicate: ?Our product is a clone of their product.? Implies a
      legal reimplementation from documentation or by reverse-engineering. Also
      connotes lower price.
      2. A shoddy, spurious copy: ?Their product is a clone of our product.?
      3. A blatant ripoff, most likely violating copyright, patent, or trade
      secret protections: ?Your product is a clone of my product.? This use
      implies legal action is pending.
      4. [obs] PC clone: a PC-BUS/ISA/EISA/PCI-compatible 80x86-based
      microcomputer (this use is sometimes spelled klone or PClone). These
      invariably have much more bang for the buck than the IBM archetypes they
      resemble. This term fell out of use in the 1990s; the class of machines it
      describes are now simply PCs or Intel machines.
      5. [obs.] In the construction Unix clone: An OS designed to deliver a
      Unix-lookalike environment without Unix license fees, or with additional
      ?mission-critical? features such as support for real-time programming. {
      Linux and the free BSDs killed off this product category and the term with
      6. v. To make an exact copy of something. ?Let me clone that? might mean ?I
      want to borrow that paper so I can make a photocopy? or ?Let me get a copy
      of that file before you mung it?.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      1. An exact copy of a product, made legally or
     illegally, from documentation or by reverse engineering,
     and usually cheaper.
     E.g. "PC clone": a PC-BUS/{ISA, EISA, VESA, or PCI
     compatible x86-based microcomputer (this use is sometimes
     misspelled "klone" or "PClone").  These invariably have much more
     bang per buck than the IB PCM they resemble.
     E.g. "Unix clone": An operating system designed to deliver a
     Unix-like environment without Unix licence fees or with
     additional "mission-critical" features such as support for
     real-time programming.
     2.  A clonebot.
     [{Jargon File]

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