clone


clone
I. clone clone 1 [kləʊn ǁ kloʊn] 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 it:

• an IBM clone

  [m0] II. clone clone 2 verb [transitive]
to copy the details from someone's bank card or credit card in order to illegally create a new card :

• I contacted the bank and was told my debit card had been cloned and my account had been emptied.

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clone UK US /kləʊn/ noun [C]
PRODUCTION a product that is very similar to another one that it was copied from: »

The doll was created as a cheap Barbie clone.

IT a computer that operates in a very similar way to the one that it was copied from: »

His competitive pricing helped launch the IBM-PC clone industry during the 1980s.

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clone UK US /kləʊn/ verb [T]
PRODUCTION to create a product that is very similar to another one: »

The idea was pioneered by Freemarket, and cloned by countless others.

to create an illegal copy of something such as a credit card: »

The card is then cloned and cash taken from the victim's account.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • clone — [ klon ] n. m. • 1923; angl. clone, gr. klôn « pousse » 1 ♦ Biol. Descendance d un individu par multiplication végétative (bourgeonnement, etc.) ou par parthénogenèse (espèce animale); individu de cette descendance (⇒ monoclonal). « une société… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clone — is derived from Greek klōn ‘twig, slip’, and came into use at the beginning of the 20c as a technical term in botany and biology. In addition to its now generally familiar original use, it has developed into what Fowler would have called a… …   Modern English usage

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clone —   [dt. Klon] der, Hardware oder Software, die nach dem Vorbild eines Originals gebaut bzw. programmiert wird und dieselben Funktionen hat wie das Original. Bei der Hardware galten z. B. in der Frühzeit der PCs die IBM kompatiblen PCs von Firmen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • clone — s. m. 1.  [Biologia] Indivíduo ou população de indivíduos provenientes da produção vegetativa ou assexuada de um mesmo indivíduo. 2. Conjunto das células resultantes das divisões sucessivas de uma célula única sem nenhuma diferenciação. (O câncer …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • clone — [n] exact duplicate act alike, copy, double, duplicate, look alike computer, reproduction, twin; concepts 664,667,716 clone [v] copy exactly copy, duplicate, repeat, replicate, reproduce; concepts 91,171 …   New thesaurus

  • clone — ► NOUN 1) Biology an organism produced asexually from one ancestor to which it is genetically identical. 2) a person or thing regarded as identical with another; a copy or double. ► VERB 1) propagate as a clone. 2) make an identical copy of.… …   English terms dictionary

  • clone — clone. См. клон. (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.

  • clone — *variety, subspecies, race, breed, cultivar, strain, stock …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clone — ☆ clone [klōn ] n. [< Gr klōn, a twig < klan, to break: see CLASTIC] 1. Biol. all the descendants derived asexually from a single individual, as by cuttings, bulbs, etc. or by fission, parthenogenesis, etc. 2. an individual produced by… …   English World dictionary