replicator /n./ Any construct that acts to produce copies of
itself; this could be a living organism, an idea (see meme), a
program (see quine, worm, wabbit, fork bomb,
and virus), a pattern in a cellular automaton (see life,
sense 1), or (speculatively) a robot or nanobot. It is even
claimed by some that Unix and C are the symbiotic halves
of an extremely successful replicator; see Unix conspiracy.
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