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ˌri prəˈdʌk ʃənre·pro·duc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reproductionnoun

    the process of generating offspring

  2. reproduction, reproductive memorynoun

    recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall

  3. replica, replication, reproductionnoun

    copy that is not the original; something that has been copied

  4. reproduction, replicationnoun

    the act of making copies

    "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"

  5. reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of lifenoun

    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring


  1. reproductionnoun

    The act of reproducing new individuals biologically

  2. reproductionnoun

    The act of making copies

    Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.

  3. reproductionnoun

    A copy of something, as in a piece of art; a duplicate.

    Jim was proud of the Rembrandt reproduction he owned.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reproductionnoun

    the act or process of reproducing; the state of being reproduced

    Etymology: [Cf. F. reproduction.]

  2. Reproductionnoun

    the process by which plants and animals give rise to offspring

    Etymology: [Cf. F. reproduction.]

  3. Reproductionnoun

    that which is reproduced

    Etymology: [Cf. F. reproduction.]


  1. Reproduction

    Reproduction is the debut album released by British synthpop band The Human League. The album was released in October 1979 through Virgin Records. Reproduction contains nine tracks of electronic music/synthpop with some elements of industrial music, and was recorded during six weeks at The Human League's studio in Sheffield. The recordings were produced by Colin Thurston, who had previously worked on some key new wave recordings such as Iggy Pop's Lust for Life and the second Magazine album, and would go on to produce numerous hit albums of the 1980s, most notably for Duran Duran. The album was a commercial failure upon its initial release in October 1979, but it was re-issued and charted almost two years later in August 1981, earning a Silver disc by the end of the year and peaking at no.34 in early 1982. The album spent a total of 23 weeks on the album chart and was later certified Gold by the BPI in 1988. The only single released from the album was "Empire State Human" which initially failed to chart, but was re-released in June 1980 and reached #62. The band's debut single from 1978, "Being Boiled", was not included on the original release of Reproduction, but was added as an extra track on all CD issues from the late 1980s onwards. A re-recorded version of that single's B-side, "Circus of Death", was however included on the album.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Reproduction

    The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reproduction' in Nouns Frequency: #2549

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproduction in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reproduction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of reproduction in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Nowak:

    I guess there's chance it could be a reproduction but I'm not too worried.

  2. The French court:

    Despite the European Union's approval of the active substance (glyphosate), the court considered that scientific studies and animal experiments showed Roundup Pro 360 ... is a potentially carcinogenic product for humans, suspected of being toxic for human reproduction and for aquatic organisms.

  3. Gemma Clucas:

    The two sexes in penguins behave very similarly to one another, they look almost identical to one another. Behaviorally, they act very similarly as well, particularly in terms of reproduction -- both males and females invest pretty equally in raising their chicks.

  4. Gonzalo Vazquez-Prokopec:

    Now that all these birth defects and associated conditions have come out, Zika is turning into a game-changer, having such an impact on a crucial aspect of human reproduction is actually changing the whole paradigm.

  5. David Fisman:

    That means the reproduction number outside China is currently less than 0.1. Diseases do not spark epidemics unless reproduction numbers are over 1.

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    a conveyance that transports people or objects
    • A. aspiration
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