- a copy or reproduction of a work of art produced by the maker of the original or under his or her supervision.
- any close or exact copy or reproduction.
- an exact copy or reproduction, esp on a smaller scale
1824, from Italian replica “copy, repetition, reply,” from replicare “to duplicate,” from Latin replicare “to repeat” (see reply (v.)). Properly, a copy of a work of art made by the original artist.