irreproducible

adjective
ir·​re·​pro·​duc·​ible | \ i-ˌrē-prə-ˈdü-sə-bəl How to pronounce irreproducible (audio) , ˌi(r)-, -ˈdyü- \

Definition of irreproducible

: not reproducible irreproducible craftsmanship

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irreproducibility \ i-​ˌrē-​prə-​ˌdü-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce irreproducible (audio) , ˌi(r)-​ -​ˌdyü-​ \ noun

Examples of irreproducible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By tying career advancement to the publishing of papers, academia already creates incentives for scientists to do attention-grabbing but irreproducible work. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "How the Pandemic Defeated America," 3 Aug. 2020 That this was a fool’s errand would become painfully clear in a few years; Lorrie Moore’s voice is, of course, singular and irreproducible. Lauren Groff, The New York Review of Books, "The Keatsian Intelligence of Lorrie Moore," 18 Feb. 2020 This approach, known as reduction printing, yields pieces that are unique and irreproducible, not mass-produced. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: At cultural center, art that’s tethered to South Korea," 20 Sep. 2019 The other, Keller says, studied how to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to health, given the problems of uneven data quality and opaque, irreproducible AI models. Ann Finkbeiner, Science | AAAS, "Jason—a secretive group of Cold War science advisers—is fighting to survive in the 21st century," 27 June 2019 Other detractors argue the field is rife with irreproducible findings. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "Talk to the hand. Scientists try to debunk idea that finger length can reveal personality and health," 6 June 2019 Those events helped radicalize Simone, whose irreproducible arc took her from playing in church to studying at Julliard to jazz clubs and then fame, and whose personal journey ranged from religion to sultry romance to full-throated, righteous rage. The Seattle Times, "Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for April 2019," 5 Apr. 2019 The daguerreotype, metal, required a lengthy exposure time and took the form of an irreproducible positive image. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "At Yale: on the threshold and under the volcano," 6 July 2018 The social psychology that informs education policy could be entirely irreproducible. Peter Wood And, WSJ, "How Bad Is the Government’s Science?," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of irreproducible

1868, in the meaning defined above

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“Irreproducible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irreproducible. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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