- to make a copy, representation, duplicate, or close imitation of: to reproduce a picture.
- to produce again or anew by natural process: to reproduce a severed branch.
- Biology. to produce one or more other individuals of (a given kind of organism) by some process of generation or propagation, sexual or asexual.
- to cause or foster the reproduction of (organisms).
- to produce, form, make, or bring about again or anew in any manner.
- to recall to the mind or have a mental image of (a past incident, scene, etc.), as by the aid of memory or imagination.
- to produce again, as a play produced at an earlier time.
- to reproduce its kind, as an organism; propagate; bear offspring.
- to turn out in a given manner when copied: This picture will reproduce well.
Origin of reproduce
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3. generate, propagate, beget. 5. repeat. See imitate.
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Examples from the Web for reproduce
Airline pilots are now slowly, too slowly, being given access to flight simulators able to reproduce sudden and unexpected upsets.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?
December 29, 2014
Asked if the ability to reproduce should be a human right, Spar said she would leave that for the philosophers to think about.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction
November 24, 2014
Most bands these days aspire to reproduce their recordings on stage as faithfully as possible.Is Jack White the Last True Rock Star?
June 13, 2014
Corn, which is the major crop (by volume) grown in the US, does not reproduce at temperatures higher than 35 degrees C.The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015
December 13, 2013
Some individuals have to die, while others have to survive and reproduce.Rediscovering Richard Dawkins: An Interview
September 23, 2013
The description of Ranelagh (in the chapter on Music) is too lengthy to reproduce.De Libris: Prose and Verse
All else he gave up, to see and feel them so that he might reproduce them in his art.Another Sheaf
The photograph of the bull we reproduce was taken immediately after the adventure.
His constant aim is to reproduce his text in a pure and idiomatic Danish.Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
Jens Christian Aaberg
There is then nothing to do but to reproduce the text of it with absolute fidelity.Introduction to the Study of History
Charles V. Langlois
- to make a copy, representation, or imitation of; duplicate
- (also intr) biology to undergo or cause to undergo a process of reproduction
- to produce or exhibit again
- to bring back into existence again; re-create
- to bring before the mind again (a scene, event, etc) through memory or imagination
- (intr) to come out (well, badly, etc), when copied
- to replace (damaged parts or organs) by a process of natural growth; regenerate
- to cause (a sound or television recording) to be heard or seen
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Word Origin and History for reproduce
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To produce a counterpart, an image, or a copy of something.
- To bring something to mind again.
- To generate offspring by sexual or asexual means.
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