(intransitive) (of a computer virus, etc) to reproduce itself
[self-rep-li-key-ting, self-] /ˈsɛlfˈrɛp lɪˌkeɪ tɪŋ, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 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. self-replicating adj. Replicating oneself or itself.
[rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh n, -zuh n-] /ˌrɛp rɪ zɛnˈteɪ ʃən, -zən-/ noun 1. the act of representing. 2. the state of being represented. 3. the expression or designation by some term, character, symbol, or the like. 4. action or speech on behalf of a person, group, business house, state, or the like by an agent, deputy, or […]
[self-ri-prohch] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈproʊtʃ/ noun 1. blame or censure by one’s own conscience. self-reproach noun 1. the act of finding fault with or blaming oneself
verb (used with object), reproduced, reproducing. 1. to make a copy, representation, duplicate, or close imitation of: to reproduce a picture. 2. to produce again or anew by natural process: to reproduce a severed branch. 3. Biology. to produce one or more other individuals of (a given kind of organism) by some process of generation […]