Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process by which an organism produces others of its biological kind
  • n. The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing biological offspring

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of begetting; generation and production of young.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of procreating or begetting; generation and production of young.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

Etymologies

Recorded since circa 1386, from Old French procreacion (14th century; Modern French procréation), from Latin procreatio ("generation"), the noun of action from procreare ("to bring forth (offspring)"), itself from pro- ("forth") + creare ("to create") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Every single ejaculation must be delivered to the proper “target” so that procreation is a possibility.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex Education, Dirty Words, and the Due Process Clause

  • Nobody believes procreation is required for marriage.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Justice Kagan I Presume?

  • You don't think that "scum" is a useful agent in procreation, while the Daily Mail is an abuse of good sense and willfully lies and libels in billionaires 'interests, then?

    Proof that the Daily Mail really is your Daily Scum

  • Longevity by you has its roots in procreation and prolonged chances of a better world.

    What a Bunch of Apes! « L.E. Modesitt, Jr. – The Official Website

  • If procreation is the true objective, then the proffered classification must work to achieve that objective.

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  • Thus, the sole conceivable avenue by which exclusion of gay and lesbian people from civil marriage could promote more procreation is if the unavailability of civil marriage for same-sex partners caused homosexual individuals to “become” heterosexual in order to procreate within the present traditional institution of civil marriage.

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  • It points out that procreation is important to the continuation of the human race, and opposite-sex couples accomplish this objective because procreation occurs naturally within this group.

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  • Even if possibly true, the link between exclusion of gay and lesbian people from marriage and increased procreation is far too tenuous to withstand heightened scrutiny.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • The result in the context of procreation is that here's not a lot of difference between the US and China.

    I don't get it

  • Clarity on my first point above: if the Cylons had been successful in procreation in the past, their current imperative in that direction makes no sense.

    On Battlestar Galactica and Cylons

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