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What can be a good word/phrase for describing the process of duplication?

More specifically, this is what I want to convey:

Machines are good at tasks that involve copy-pasting.

What can be a good word/phrase that would say, Machines are good at data ____

PS: words considered: Data replication,

  • What was it that you didn't like about data replication? – JJJ Mar 22 '18 at 20:38
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Data duplication does fit perfectly. According to OED duplication is "the action or process of duplicating something."

You could also use copying or regurgitation or repetition, depending on the context.

  • I might add "blindly copy," if the point is that errors will persist between duplications. – VampDuc Feb 24 '18 at 0:19
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Some ideas:

  • "Repetitive tasks"
  • "Duplication"
  • "Iteration" / "iterating"

In the context of your example sentence, you could put;
"Machines are good at transferring large amounts of data"

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Copy in this context implies duplication. I would say "copying data" works best.

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    Please elaborate on your answer, and explain why and how "copying data" might work best in this context. Also provide corroboration, if possible. – Bread Mar 22 '18 at 23:43
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Perhaps data duplication, data cloning, data copying, data replication or data forging? They all involve making a copy from the original data.

I would personally say something along the lines of

Machines are good at (executing) repetitive tasks.

Although it's not specifically conveying copying and pasting, I think it gets the point across.

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