A reproduction of a work of art, by the artist that made the original. It is so called to distinguish it from a "copy," which is made by another artist. When the two are mae with equal skill the replica is the more valuable, for it is supposed to be more beautiful than it looks.
A copy of a work of art, as of a picture or statue, made by the maker of the original.
A server that contains a copy of the directory or directories of another server. Replicas back up servers in order to enhance performance or response times and to ensure data integrity.