replicator

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Noun[change]

Singular
replicator

Plural
replicators

  1. A replicator is a device or a structure that can make copies of itself.
    Genes are natural replicators.
  2. A replicator is also a (fictional) man-made device that can make copies of itself, or transform matter to build any object or structure, living or not.
    Replicators still belong to science-fiction nowadays, but could exist one day thanks to technological progress.

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