Origin of reproduction
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Examples from the Web for reproduction
Perhaps every reproduction of a piece of art steals a part of its soul.Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel
December 17, 2014
In a best-case scenario they cover the mechanics of reproduction, STD awareness, and contraceptive use.The Next Frontier of Sex Ed: How Porn Twists Teens’ Brains
November 29, 2014
Schaeffer remembers his father squirming when Pat Robertson talked about burning a reproduction of a nude by Modigliani.Frank Schaeffer, the Atheist Who Believes in God
August 3, 2014
Music “residuals” are shared by publishers and composers via “mechanical” reproduction.Van Dyke Parks on How Songwriters Are Getting Screwed in the Digital Age
Van Dyke Parks
June 4, 2014
If reproduction is a biological necessity for our species, then why is parenting so damn hard?Mommy’s Little Secret? Coffee And Booze.
May 11, 2014
But the reproduction is of brief duration; and it is speedily effaced or transformed.De Libris: Prose and Verse
A reproduction of a work of art, by the artist that made the original.The Devil's Dictionary
This mode of reproduction is common to the great majority of plants.
But is this really a fair statement of the reproduction process?
In fact, the reproduction is as exact as possible in every detail.
- biology any of various processes, either sexual or asexual, by which an animal or plant produces one or more individuals similar to itself
- an imitation or facsimile of a work of art, esp of a picture made by photoengraving
- (as modifier)a reproduction portrait Sometimes shortened to: repro
- the quality of sound from an audio systemthis amplifier gives excellent reproduction
- the act or process of reproducing
- the state of being reproduced
- a revival of an earlier production, as of a play
Word Origin and History for reproduction
1650s, "act of forming again," noun of action from reproduce. Of generation of living things, from 1782; of sounds, from 1908. Meaning "a copy" is from 1807.
- The act of reproducing or the condition or process of being reproduced.
- Recall of a memory.
- The sexual or asexual process by which organisms generate others of the same kind.
- The process by which cells and organisms produce other cells and organisms of the same kind.♦ The reproduction of organisms by the union of male and female reproductive cells (gametes) is called sexual reproduction. Many unicellular and most multicellular organisms reproduce sexually.♦ Reproduction in which offspring are produced by a single parent, without the union of reproductive cells, is called asexual reproduction. The fission (splitting) of bacterial cells and the cells of multicellular organisms by mitosis is a form of asexual reproduction, as is the budding of yeast cells and the generation of clones by runners in plants. Many plants and fungi are capable of reproducing both sexually and asexually, as are some animals, such as sponges and aphids.