reproduce

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verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\

Definition of reproduce

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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 steamc :  to imitate closely sound-effects can reproduce the sound of thunderd :  to present againe :  to make a representation (such as an image or copy) of reproduce a face on canvasf :  to revive mentally :  recallg :  to translate (a recording) into sound

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to undergo reproduction

  5. 2 :  to produce offspring

reproducer

noun

reproducibility

play \-ˌdü-sə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌdyü-\ noun

reproducible

play \-ˈdü-sə-bəl, -ˈdyü-\ adjective or noun

reproducibly

play \-blē\ adverb

Examples of reproduce in a Sentence

  1. The concert will be reproduced on compact disc.

  2. Sound effects can reproduce the sound of thunder.

  3. They haven't been able to reproduce the results of the first experiment.

  4. Salmon return to the stream to reproduce offspring.

  5. The virus is able to reproduce itself very rapidly.

Recent Examples of reproduce from the Web

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First Known Use of reproduce

circa 1611


REPRODUCE Defined for English Language Learners

reproduce

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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

reproduce

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verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\

Definition of reproduce for Students

reproduced

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reproducing

  1. 1 :  to produce another living thing of the same kind Many plants reproduce by means of seeds.

  2. 2 :  to imitate closely Sound effects reproduced thunder.

  3. 3 :  to make a copy of


Medical Dictionary

reproduce

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verb re·pro·duce \ˌrē-prə-ˈd(y)üs\

Medical Definition of reproduce

reproduced

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reproducing

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process

  4. 2:  to achieve (an original result or score) again or anew by repeating an experiment or test

  5. 1

  6. intransitive verb

  7. :  to undergo reproduction

  8. 2:  to produce offspring



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