self-replicating

self-replicating
Literally, replication of a system by itself without outside intervention. In practice often taken to refer to systems that replicate without the contribution of any information from outside the system.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • self-replicating — self replication, n. /self rep li kay ting, self /, adj. 1. reproducing itself by its own power or inherent nature: self replicating organisms. 2. Genetics. making an exact copy or copies of itself, as a strand of DNA. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-replicating — self rep·li·cat·ing rep lə .kāt iŋ adj reproducing itself autonomously <DNA is a self replicating molecule> self rep·li·ca·tion .rep lə kā shən n …   Medical dictionary

  • self-replicating — [self′rep′li kāt΄iŋ] adj. having the ability to replicate, or produce copies of, itself self replication n …   English World dictionary

  • self-replicating — self replicating. См. самореплицирующийся. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • self-replicating — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ adjective : reproducing itself autonomously DNA is a self replicating molecule • self replication ¦ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun * * * self replication, n. /self rep li kay ting, self /, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-replicating — adjective Date: 1946 reproducing itself autonomously < DNA is a self replicating molecule > • self replication noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-replicating — self′ rep′licating adj. 1) cvb reproducing itself by its own power or inherent nature 2) gen making an exact copy or copies of itself, as a strand of DNA • Etymology: 1955–60 self′ replica′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Self-replicating machine — A self replicating machine is an artificial construct that is theoretically capable of autonomously manufacturing a copy of itself using raw materials taken from its environment. The concept of self replicating machines has been advanced and… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-replicating spacecraft — The idea of self replicating spacecraft has been applied in theory to several distinct tasks . The particular variant of this idea applied to the idea of space exploration is known as a von Neumann probe. Other variants include the Berserker and… …   Wikipedia

  • self-replicating — adjective able to generate a copy of itself …   Wiktionary

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