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NOUN (3)

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]


VERB (1)

1. make multiple identical copies of;
- Example: "people can clone a sheep nowadays"


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. [PJC]
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. [PJC] 3. something virtually identical to another object. [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

clone 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"
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, triplicate
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

clone n. 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 it. 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?.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

clone 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] (2000-06-15)