clone n.

any member of a hypothetical population of artificially produced, identical people, aliens, etc. Also: a duplicate of a living person


  • 1970 A. Toffler Future Shock ix. 176

    Those most likely to replicate themselves will be those who are most narcissistic, and…the clones they produce will also be narcissists.

  • 2006 Time Out N.Y. 6 Apr. 104/3

    His last book…offered thematically rich, intersecting plotlines reaching from the 19th-century South Pacific to a far-future eco-nightmare peopled by clones.

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antedating 1970

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