reproduce

[ree-pruh-doos, -dyoos]
verb (used with object), reproduced, reproducing.
1.
to make a copy, representation, duplicate, or close imitation of: to reproduce a picture.
2.
to produce again or anew by natural process: to reproduce a severed branch.
3.
Biology. to produce one or more other individuals of (a given kind of organism) by some process of generation or propagation, sexual or asexual.
4.
to cause or foster the reproduction of (organisms).
5.
to produce, form, make, or bring about again or anew in any manner.
6.
to recall to the mind or have a mental image of (a past incident, scene, etc.), as by the aid of memory or imagination.
7.
to produce again, as a play produced at an earlier time.
verb (used without object), reproduced, reproducing.
8.
to reproduce its kind, as an organism; propagate; bear offspring.
9.
to turn out in a given manner when copied: This picture will reproduce well.

Origin:
1605–15; re- + produce

reproducer, noun
reproducible, adjective
reproducibility, noun
nonreproducible, adjective
self-reproducing, adjective
unreproducible, adjective


3. generate, propagate, beget. 5. repeat. See imitate.
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reproduce (ˌriːprəˈdjuːs)
 
vb
1.  to make a copy, representation, or imitation of; duplicate
2.  (also intr) biology to undergo or cause to undergo a process of reproduction
3.  to produce or exhibit again
4.  to bring back into existence again; re-create
5.  to bring before the mind again (a scene, event, etc) through memory or imagination
6.  (intr) to come out (well, badly, etc), when copied
7.  to replace (damaged parts or organs) by a process of natural growth; regenerate
8.  to cause (a sound or television recording) to be heard or seen
 
repro'ducible
 
adj
 
repro'ducibly
 
adv
 
reproduci'bility
 
n

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reproduce
1611, "to produce again," from re- "again" + produce (v.), probably on model of Fr. reproduire (16c.). Sense of "make a copy" is first recorded 1850; that of "produce offspring" is from 1894. Reproductive in biological sense is recorded from 1836. Reproduction is attested from 1659, "act of creating
again;" sense of "generation of living things" is from 1782; meaning "a copy" is from 1807.
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reproduce re·pro·duce (rē'prə-dōōs', -dyōōs')
v. re·pro·duced, re·pro·duc·ing, re·pro·duc·es

  1. To produce a counterpart, an image, or a copy of something.

  2. To bring something to mind again.

  3. To generate offspring by sexual or asexual means.

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