Definition of reproduce
: to produce again: such asa : to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual processb : to cause to exist again or anew <reproduce water from steam>c : to imitate closely <sound-effects can reproduce the sound of thunder>d : to present againe : to make a representation (such as an image or copy) of <reproduce a face on canvas>f : to revive mentally : recallg : to translate (a recording) into sound
1 : to undergo reproduction
2 : to produce offspring
reproducibilityplay \-ˌdü-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-\ noun
reproducibleplay \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective or noun
reproduciblyplay \-blē\ adverb
Examples of reproduce in a sentence
The concert will be reproduced on compact disc.
Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder.
They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment.
Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring.
The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.
First Known Use of reproduce
REPRODUCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reproduce for English Language Learners
: to make a copy of (something)
: to produce something that is the same as or very similar to (something else)
: to cause (something) to happen again in the same way
REPRODUCE Defined for Kids
Definition of reproduce for Students
1 : to produce another living thing of the same kind <Many plants reproduce by means of seeds.>
2 : to imitate closely <Sound effects reproduced thunder.>
3 : to make a copy of
Medical Definition of reproduce
transitive verb: to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process
2: to achieve (an original result or score) again or anew by repeating an experiment or test
intransitive verb: to undergo reproduction
2: to produce offspring
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