self-replicating


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self-replicating

(sĕlf′rĕp′lĭ-kā′tĭng)
adj.
Replicating oneself or itself: self-replicating cells.

self′-rep′li·ca′tion n.
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I expect malware modified with self-replicating capabilities to continue in 2018, particularly given the disruption caused by WannaCry and NotPetya inspiring similar attacks.
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The true self-replicating machine is still a theoretical notion, but these so-called RepRaps can make most of their own parts, which, when combined with nuts and bolts you purchase, can be assembled into another RepRap that looks exactly like the original.
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