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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clone 
  n  :  a  group  of  genetically  identical  cells  or  organisms  derived 
  from  a  single  cell  or  individual  by  some  kind  of  asexual 
  reproduction  [syn:  {clon}] 
  v  :  make  a  clone  of 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  clone  n.  1.  An  exact  duplicate:  "Our  product  is  a  clone  of 
  their  product."  Implies  a  legal  reimplementation  from  documentation  or 
  by  reverse-engineering.  Also  connotes  lower  price.  2.  A  shoddy,  spurious 
  copy:  "Their  product  is  a  clone  of  our  product."  3.  A  blatant  ripoff, 
  most  likely  violating  copyright,  patent,  or  trade  secret  protections: 
  "Your  product  is  a  clone  of  my  product."  This  use  implies  legal  action 
  is  pending.  4.  `PC  clone:'  a  PC-BUS/ISA  or  EISA-compatible  80x86-based 
  microcomputer  (this  use  is  sometimes  spelled  `klone'  or  `PClone'). 
  These  invariably  have  much  more  bang  for  the  buck  than  the  IBM  archetypes 
  they  resemble.  5.  In  the  construction  `Unix  clone':  An  OS  designed  to 
  deliver  a  Unix-lookalike 
  environment  without  Unix  license  fees,  or  with  additional 
  `mission-critical'  features  such  as  support  for  real-time  programming. 
  6.  v.  To  make  an  exact  copy  of  something  "Let  me  clone  that"  might  mean 
  "I  want  to  borrow  that  paper  so  I  can  make  a  photocopy"  or  "Let  me  get 
  a  copy  of  that  file  before  you  {mung}  it". 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  clone 
 
    1.  An  exact  copy  of  a  product,  made  legally  or 
  illegally,  from  {documentation}  or  by  {reverse  engineering}, 
  and  usually  cheaper. 
 
  E.g.  "PC  clone":  a  PC-BUS/{ISA},  {EISA},  {VESA},  or  {PCI} 
  compatible  {x86}-based  {microcomputer}  (this  use  is  sometimes 
  misspelled  klone"  or  "PClone").  These  invariably  have  much  more 
  bang  per  buck  than  the  {IB  PCM}  they  resemble. 
 
  E.g.  "Unix  clone":  An  {operating  system}  designed  to  deliver  a 
  {Unix}-like  environment  without  Unix  licence  fees  or  with 
  additional  "mission-critical"  features  such  as  support  for 
  {real-time}  programming. 
 
  2.    A  {clonebot}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (2000-06-15) 
 
 




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