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clone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcloneclone1 /kləʊn $ kloʊn/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HB technical an animal or plant produced by scientists from one cell of another animal or plant, so that they are exactly the same2 TD technical a computer that is built as an exact copy of a more famous computer 🔊 an IBM clone3 informalSAME someone or something that looks and behaves exactly the same as someone or something elseclone of 🔊 She’s an exact clone of her sister!
Examples from the Corpus
cloneThe 50 clones differed on average from one another in 3. 3 vegetative characters.These plants are all clones of the same original plant.He produced bigger clones by embryo splitting, once deriving a set of quin lambs from an eight-cell embryo.The cDNA clones were sequenced from both ends using standard forward and reverse primers.It is making arrangements outside for continued support of its clone customers.Power Computing was packed with show-goers curious to see the new, low-cost, high-performance Mac clones.When counting the number of links between two probes, missing clones are clearly of no relevance.Can the day of the Stratocaster clone be gone?Quite distinct phenotypic modifications were elicited from the clone by the different ryegrass strains.
cloneclone2 ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 COPYto make an exact copy of a plant or animal by taking a cell from it and developing it artificially2 to copy the number of someone else’s mobile phone onto a new chip and then use that number on a different telephone, so that the mobile phone’s owner receives the telephone bill→ See Verb table
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cloneIt is only a matter of time before we are able to clone human beings.The process allowed Scottish scientists to clone the sheep named Dolly.Schools that excel and attract more students rarely grow or clone themselves.
From Longman Business Dictionarycloneclone1 /kləʊnkloʊn/ noun [countable] COMPUTING a computer that is almost an exact copy of a different type of computer and can use programs that were written for itan IBM clonecloneclone2 verb [transitive] to copy the details from someone’s bank card or credit card in order to illegally create a new cardI contacted the bank and was told my debit card had been cloned and my account had been emptied.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
clone
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclone
he, she, itclones
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycloned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cloned
he, she, ithas cloned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cloned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill clone
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cloned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cloning
he, she, itis cloning
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you, we, theyare cloning
Past
I, he, she, itwas cloning
you, we, theywere cloning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cloning
he, she, ithas been cloning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cloning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cloning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cloning
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