ir·​re·​pro·​duc·​ible | \ i-ˌrē-prə-ˈdü-sə-bəl, ˌi(r)-, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of irreproducible

: not reproducible irreproducible craftsmanship

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irreproducibility \ i-​ˌrē-​prə-​ˌdü-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē , ˌi(r)-​ -​ˌdyü-​ \ noun

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The daguerreotype, metal, required a lengthy exposure time and took the form of an irreproducible positive image. Mark Feeney,, "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 In recent years, however, some people have raised concerns that too many irreproducible results are being published (see chart 1). The Economist, "Are research papers less accurate and truthful than in the past?," 15 Mar. 2018 Concerns about irreproducible results in science resonate outside the ivory tower, as well, because a lot of this research translates into information that affects our everyday lives. Ben Marwick, Slate Magazine, "Here’s How We Made Our Study Reproducible," 20 July 2017

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First Known Use of irreproducible

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of irreproducible was in 1868

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to gather or build up little by little

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