reproduction

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reproduction (countable and uncountable, plural reproductions)

  1. The act of reproducing new individuals biologically.
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3: 
      Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.
  2. The act of making copies.
    Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.
  3. 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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reproduction f (plural reproductions)

  1. Reproduction

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