Reproduction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃn|  American pronunciation of the word reproduction
Brit.  |riːprəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word reproduction

noun

- the process of generating offspring
- recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
- copy that is not the original; something that has been copied (syn: replica, replication)
- the act of making copies(syn: replication)

Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient

- the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring (syn: breeding, procreation)

Examples

the mass reproduction of fine art

Scientists studied the reproduction, diet, and health of the dolphins.

Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is strictly forbidden.

Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient

A reproduction that approaches the quality of the original painting

...the unauthorized reproduction of the image contravenes copyright laws...

The building is an authentic reproduction of a colonial farmhouse.

...a beautiful bedspread that is a reproduction of an 18th-century design...

The deck represents the cutting edge in CD reproduction.

Word forms

noun
singular: reproduction
plural: reproductions
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