reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
reproduced; reproducing; reproduces

Definition of reproduce

transitive verb

: to produce again: such as
a : to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process
b : 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 again
e : to make a representation (such as an image or copy) of reproduce a face on canvas
f : to revive mentally : recall
g : to translate (a recording) into sound

intransitive verb

1 : to undergo reproduction
2 : to produce offspring

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Other Words from reproduce

reproducer noun
reproducibility \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˌdü-​sə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce reproducibility (audio) , -​ˌdyü-​ \ noun
reproducible \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˈdü-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce reproducible (audio) , -​ˈdyü-​ \ adjective or noun
reproducibly \ ˌrē-​prə-​ˈdü-​sə-​blē How to pronounce reproducibly (audio) \ 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.
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Recent Examples on the Web The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Cleveland.com. Mike Rose, cleveland, "The Plain Dealer’s front page for November 28, 2019," 29 Nov. 2019 The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of OregonLive.com. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon Ducks fall to No. 14 in College Football Playoff rankings," 27 Nov. 2019 The team also predicts that most asexually reproducing species would either be relatively young or els specially adapted to resist cancer. Jon Kelvey, Smithsonian, "The Evolution of Sex Could Have Provided a Defense Against Cancer Cells," 11 June 2019 Reproduction does not surgically erase and replace one particular chosen animal connected to the reproducing individual. Quanta Magazine, "Evolutionary Math and Just-So Stories," 15 Aug. 2018 The studios then reproduced the patterns for circulation. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Three Portraits of Victorious Queen Elizabeth I to Be Displayed Together for the First Time," 15 Nov. 2019 Those that are either green or variegated randomly all over will reproduce true to form when rooted from leaf cuttings. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, "Night-blooming cereus can be repotted now if you have a greenhouse," 14 Nov. 2019 Schön said, noting the sculpture could be reproduced repeatedly at its current size. BostonGlobe.com, "parents complained its sun-heated bronze was “burning” children.," 13 Nov. 2019 Scientists also argued that some data, by its nature, can never be reproduced. Wired, "The EPA's Anti-Science ‘Transparency’ Rule Has a Long History," 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of reproduce

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of reproduce was circa 1611

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2 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Reproduce.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reproducibly?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=reprod04. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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More Definitions for reproduce

reproduce

verb
How to pronounce reproduce (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of reproduce

: 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

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) , -ˈdyüs \
reproduced; reproducing

Kids Definition of reproduce

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

reproduce

verb
re·​pro·​duce | \ ˌrē-prə-ˈd(y)üs How to pronounce reproduce (audio) \
reproduced; reproducing

Medical Definition of reproduce

transitive verb

1 : 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

1 : to undergo reproduction
2 : to produce offspring

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