from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of reproducing or the condition or process of being reproduced.
  • noun Something reproduced, especially in the faithfulness of its resemblance to the form and elements of the original.
  • noun Biology The sexual or asexual process by which organisms generate new individuals of the same kind; procreation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In forestry: The process by which a forest is renewed, whether natural or artificial.
  • noun Seedlings or saplings from sprouts or from self-sown seed.
  • noun The act or process of reproducing, presenting, or yielding again; repetition.
  • noun The act or process of restoring parts of an organism that have been destroyed or removed.
  • noun Specifically The process whereby new individuals are generated and the perpetuation of the species is insured; the process whereby new organisms are produced from those already existing: as, the reproduction of plants or animals.
  • noun That which is produced or revived; that which is presented anew; a repetition; hence, also, a copy.
  • noun In psychology, the act of repeating in conseiousness a group of sensations which has already been presented in perception.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Biol.) The act or process of reproducing; the state of being reproduced.
  • noun That which is reproduced.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of reproducing new individuals biologically
  • noun The act of making copies
  • noun A copy of something, as in a piece of art; a duplicate.

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

  • noun the process of generating offspring
  • noun the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  • noun copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
  • noun the act of making copies
  • noun recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall


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