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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of lifenoun

    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

Wiktionary

  1. procreationnoun

    The process by which an organism produces others of its biological kind

  2. procreationnoun

    The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing biological offspring

  3. Etymology: Recorded since circa 1386, from procreacion (14th century; Modern French procréation), from procreatio, the noun of action from procreare, itself from pro- + creare

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Procreationnoun

    Generation; production.

    Etymology: procreation, Fr. procreatio, Lat. from procreate.

    The enclosed warmth, which the earth hath in itself, stirred up by the heat of the sun, assisteth nature in the speedier procreation of those varieties, which the earth bringeth forth. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.

    Neither her outside form’d so fair, nor ought
    In procreation common to all kinds. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Uncleanness is an unlawful gratification of the appetite of procreation. Robert South, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. procreation

    Reproduction (or procreation or breeding) is the biological process by which new individual organisms – "offspring" – are produced from their "parent" or parents. Reproduction is a fundamental feature of all known life; each individual organism exists as the result of reproduction. There are two forms of reproduction: asexual and sexual. In asexual reproduction, an organism can reproduce without the involvement of another organism. Asexual reproduction is not limited to single-celled organisms. The cloning of an organism is a form of asexual reproduction. By asexual reproduction, an organism creates a genetically similar or identical copy of itself. The evolution of sexual reproduction is a major puzzle for biologists. The two-fold cost of sexual reproduction is that only 50% of organisms reproduce and organisms only pass on 50% of their genes.Sexual reproduction typically requires the sexual interaction of two specialized reproductive cells, called gametes, which contain half the number of chromosomes of normal cells and are created by meiosis, with typically a male fertilizing a female of the same species to create a fertilized zygote. This produces offspring organisms whose genetic characteristics are derived from those of the two parental organisms.

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  1. procreation

    Procreation is the biological process by which new individuals of the same species are produced, typically involving sexual reproduction between two individuals - a male and a female. In the human context, it often refers to the act of conceiving and giving birth to a child.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procreationnoun

    the act of begetting; generation and production of young

  2. Etymology: [F. procration, L, procreatio.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procreation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procreation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of procreation in a Sentence

  1. Thornton:

    The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.

  2. Robert C. Morlino:

    The primary purpose of sexual union is the procreation of children; that’s what it’s for; and that’s why contraception is wrong — because it frustrates the purpose of sexual union.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Procreation annihilates eternity.

  4. Evelyn Waugh:

    Of children as of procreation - the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.

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