Definition of reproduction
1 : the act or process of reproducing; specifically : the process by which plants and animals give rise to offspring and which fundamentally consists of the segregation of a portion of the parental body by a sexual or an asexual process and its subsequent growth and differentiation into a new individual
3 : young seedling trees in a forest
Examples of reproduction in a Sentence
the mass reproduction of fine art
a reproduction of the painting
Recent Examples of reproduction from the Web
A reproduction of the globe’s design shows the animal with a long tail, similar to a wolf’s.
The open house marks the first time these reproductions will be available.
Previous work to fight insect pests by stopping reproduction has used radiation to sterilize males, which are released in large numbers so wild females breed with them but produce no offspring.
But reproduction isn’t just about surviving and staying healthy long enough to mate.
Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.
The impact of DMF on reproduction has not been adequately studied.
Wakayama specializes in domestic animal reproduction and has previously shown that freeze-drying mouse sperm could produce normal mouse pups on Earth.
The game is set in a 25-square-mile reproduction of the city of London, and it�s accurate down to the street names.
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REPRODUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of reproduction for English Language Learners
: the process that produces babies, young animals, or new plants
: the act of copying something (such as a document, book, or sound)
: something that is made to look exactly like an original
REPRODUCTION Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of reproduction
: the act or process of reproducing; specifically : the process by which plants and animals give rise to offspring and which fundamentally consists of the segregation of a portion of the parental body by a sexual or an asexual process and its subsequent growth and differentiation into a new individual
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