ir·​re·​pro·​duc·​ible i-ˌrē-prə-ˈdü-sə-bəl How to pronounce irreproducible (audio)
: not reproducible
irreproducible craftsmanship
irreproducibility noun

Examples of irreproducible in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perverse academic incentives that reward researchers primarily for publishing papers in high-impact journals have long pushed entire fields toward sloppy, irreproducible work; during the pandemic, scientists have flooded the literature with similarly half-baked and misleading research. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 2 Oct. 2021 Culturespace depends on a public eager to see reproductions of art in irreproducible surroundings, but the fact is that Klimt’s virtuosity isn’t heightened by being digitally splattered onto every available surface. Curbed, 14 Sep. 2022 The first two installments were about irreproducible experiments, confirmation bias, and the role of subjectivity in science. George Johnson, Discover Magazine, 27 Feb. 2014 Yet Watts’ crisply reliable beat kept them sounding vital — an irreproducible blend of chaos and beauty. Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2021 And money spent on invalid science is money wasted: one study puts the cost of irreproducible medical research in the U.S. alone at $28 billion a year. Naomi Oreskes, Scientific American, 19 July 2021 The sole way to justify those hyper-super-ultra-deluxe premiums is by supplying a scarce and irreproducible resource: an aerial view of Central Park and all the cute little behemoths down below. Justin Davidson, Curbed, 7 June 2021 Like so many other features of our sclerotic political order, the Ethics Committee was the product of a peculiar, irreproducible political moment after World War II. Alex Pareene, The New Republic, 7 June 2021 Parmigiano Reggiano is also irreproducible for the simple fact that it has been produced for a thousand years and no one has been able to copy it. . John Mariani, Forbes, 13 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of irreproducible was in 1868

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“Irreproducible.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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