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Is “Cloning” exact or almost similar to parent?

I was studying “Reproduction in Organism” as an interest of my own and there was a line

offspring produced through single parent are exact copies of their parent. Also, they are genetically identical.

So, in here, it says, “genetically identical” (I assume that identical here implies exactly same) but then the next line quite confused me…..

The term clone is used to describe such morphologically and genetically similar individuals.

Here, the term “genetically similar” is used.

So, clones (offspring produced through asexual reproduction- involvement of one parent) are “genetically exact” to their parents or genetically similar?

If “genetically exact”, Then how is it possible since, there is ‘No 100% efficient DNA Replication’ that can be achieved?

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