What is the difference in usage between these three apparently-synonymous words: duplicate, replicate, and reduplicate. (Definitions from ODO)
duplicate: make or be an exact copy of
replicate: make an exact copy of; reproduce
reduplicate: repeat or copy so as to form another of the same kind
Why is it correct to say that the results of an experiment are replicated, but copies of a thesis are duplicated?
How should I discuss the following:
Procedure X should work as though each node i in a graph were replaced with v_i identical copies of it.
Have the nodes been replicated, duplicated, or reduplicated? Should I reserve duplication for doubling in quantity?