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
Kern once turned IWC’s booth at the Geneva watch fair into a life-size reproduction of the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, in homage to the brand’s pilot watches.
Assisted reproduction, as the apparatus of artificial wombs and their sustaining fluidics became known, has remained popular among women who would rather not have their lives disrupted by pregnancy, and among male couples.
Researchers attribute the high reproduction and low extinction rates in tropical species of plants and animals to the relatively comfy climate.
Often, the only body parts considered erotic are those linked to reproduction.
A headline with a Friday standalone photo of a reproduction of this work displayed at the Oculus at Westfield World Trade...
Like it or not, reproduction is hopeful and earnest and excruciatingly vulnerable.
Scientists have to better understand these problems before they can be corrected, Lehnhardt says, and if humans are really going to live on other planets, NASA will also have to discover how low gravity and radiation might affect reproduction.
Researchers have documented the polar bear’s declining body condition, reproduction, survival and abundance.
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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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