Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To produce a counterpart, image, or copy of.
  • transitive v. Biology To generate (offspring) by sexual or asexual means.
  • transitive v. To produce again or anew; re-create.
  • transitive v. To bring (a memory, for example) to mind again; recall.
  • intransitive v. To generate offspring.
  • intransitive v. To undergo copying: graphics that reproduce well.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To produce an image or copy of something.
  • v. To generate offspring (sexually or asexually).
  • v. To produce again; to recreate.
  • v. To bring something to mind; to recall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bring forward again.
  • transitive v. To cause to exist again.
  • transitive v. To produce again, by generation or the like; to cause the existence of (something of the same class, kind, or nature as another thing); to generate or beget, as offspring.
  • transitive v. To make an image or other representation of; to portray; to cause to exist in the memory or imagination; to make a copy of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bring forward again; produce or exhibit anew.
  • To produce or yield again or anew; generate, as offspring; beget; procreate; give rise by an organic process to a new individual of the same species; propagate. See reproduction.
  • To make a copy or representation of; portray; represent.

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

  • v. recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.
  • v. make a copy or equivalent of
  • v. repeat after memorization
  • v. have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It asserts that a woman's capacity to reproduce is to be subject not to her control, but to that of the state.

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  • Helping the colony reproduce is a greater evolutionary success.

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  • This valuable piece I reproduce from the Peter Hitchens in the Mail on Sunday (here).

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  • For other people to evaluate how much my ability to reproduce, is just the lowest place we can get to.

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  • However the premise that all of life's diversity owing its collective common ancestry (via some blindwatchmaker-type process) to some unknown population (s) of single-celled organisms which just happened to have to ability to imperfectly reproduce, is not empirically detectable.

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  • We were permitted to reproduce from the Globe Ahmik's letters and we have headed this pamphlet "Greater Ontario The Poor Man's Hope; what men who started bare-handed have accomplished."

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  • How many times does the word reproduce’ or reproducability’ appear in that definition?

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  • Edmond, actually there is a significant difference between 'reinforce' and 'reproduce' -- if I blockquote an argument in a post or a comment, I've reproduced it; if I contribute additional points to strengthen the critique, I've reinforced it.

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  • No possible amount of human labor could reproduce these articles, reproduce, that is to say, the exact utilities in them.

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  • Researchers revive the call of a Jurassic katydid Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: Researchers reproduce a katydid's call from 165 million years ago, based on an analysis of fossilized wings found in China.

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