Reproduction definition

rēprə-dŭkshən
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The process, sexual or asexual, by which animals and plants produce new individuals.
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The act of reproducing or the condition or process of being reproduced.
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(biology) The sexual or asexual process by which organisms generate new individuals of the same kind; procreation.
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(biology) The sexual or asexual process by which organisms generate new individuals of the same kind; procreation.
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Reproduction is defined as the creation of a copy of something, a copy of something, or the act of sexual intercourse to create an offspring.

An example of a reproduction is a copied drawing.

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The process by which cells and organisms produce other cells and organisms of the same kind. &diamf3; 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. &diamf3; 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.
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The act of making copies.

Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.

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

Jim was proud of the Rembrandt reproduction he owned.

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A reproducing or being reproduced.
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Something made by reproducing; copy, close imitation, duplication, etc.
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The act of reproducing or the condition or process of being reproduced.
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Something reproduced, especially in the faithfulness of its resemblance to the form and elements of the original.

A fine reproduction of a painting by Matisse.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
reproduction
Plural:
reproductions