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clone

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1  —as in:
Can we clone it?
Definition to make a copy of something — especially a genetically identical copy created with technology
  • In 1997, Dolly the sheep was the first mammal successfully cloned from an adult cell.
cloned = technologically made as a genetically identical copy
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The best drug-sniffing dog was cloned.
  • cloned = technologically copied so that the equivalent of younger identical twins were created
  • If we could clone Bella, we could grow an incredibly successful company.
  • clone = copy (said whimsically in a manner not to be taken as a proposal to make copies)
  • Can we clone her?
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • clone = make a genetically identical copy with technology
  • If it were possible to clone fifty more Gregs, there is no doubt in my mind Islamic terrorism would quickly become a thing of the past.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Because Ringer is so sweet, we decided to clone a hundred of her.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • You clone living creatures, but it is the church reminding us to consider the moral implications of our actions.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Today, when we hear the word clone, we imagine scientists creating entire living animals—like Dolly the famous cloned sheep—using DNA from one parent.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • cloned = copied using technology
  • Or might the soul clone itself, create a perfect imitation of something yet to be defined?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • They even did that thing ... what do you call it ... um ... cloning!
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
cloning = using technology to make genetically identical copies of an organism

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2  —as in:
It is a clone.
Definition a copy of something — especially an organism with identical genetics created through technology
  • Dolly the sheep was the first successful mammal clone.
clone = genetically identical copy created with technology
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • To understand differences that could be expected in human clones, it is useful to look at identical twins.
  • clones = genetically identical copies (like identical twins created with technology)
  • It's an iPhone clone.
  • clone = a copy (not the real thing, but something that is supposed to work just like it)
  • Davis and Daisy were chatting back and forth about the dehumanization of Clone troopers, and Mychal jumped in to explain that Daisy was actually kind of a famous writer of Star Wars fan fiction.
    John Green  --  Turtles All the Way Down
  • clone = a copy of an organism with identical genetics created through technology
  • But I was not a clone of my father.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • As Clones we decided to room together off campus.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • On Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Tommy was a lead technical director.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The janitors had transformed themselves into Luigi clones.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I type these journal entries, and my homework assignments, on the little PC clone up in my bedroom.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • This town is chockablock with restaurants that are just clones of the same old themes.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club

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