Etymology
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reproduction (n.)

1650s, "act of forming again," noun of action from reproduce. Of living organisms, "process by which new individuals are generated and species perpetrated," by 1782. The meaning "process of reproducing sounds" is by 1908. The meaning "a copy, a counterpart" is from 1807; in 20c. especially "something made in the style of an earlier period."

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repro 

1946 as a shortening of reproduction (n.).

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reproductible (adj.)

"susceptible or capable of reproduction," 1834; see reproduction + -able. Also compare reproduceable. Related: Reproductibility.

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monogony (n.)

"asexual reproduction, reproduction by fission or gemmation," 1869, from Greek monos "single, alone" (see mono-) + -gonia "a begetting," from gonos "birth" (from PIE root *gene- "give birth, beget"). 

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playback (n.)

"reproduction of a recording," 1929, from the verbal phrase; see play (v.) + back (adv.).

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hi-fi (adj.)

1947, abbreviation of high-fidelity (1934), a descriptive term of radio receivers in reference to their quality of sound reproduction. Hi as an advertiser's phonological shortening of high (adj.) is attested by 1914. Fidelity in the sense "faithful reproduction of sound" is from 1878.

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reproduceable (adj.)

"susceptible or capable of reproduction," 1825, from reproduce + -able. Alternative form reproductible, which is attested from 1834.

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parthenogenesis (n.)

"reproduction without fertilization or sexual union," 1849, from Greek parthenos "a virgin," a word of unknown origin, + -genesis "birth, origin, creation." Related: Parthenogenetic.

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Dictaphone (n.)

dictation recording and reproduction machine, trademarked by the Columbia Graphophone Company in 1907; from dictation + -phone. A separate company from 1923.

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binaural (adj.)
"pertaining to both ears," 1857, from Latin bini "twofold, two apiece" (see binary) + aural. In reference to sound reproduction from electronic recordings, 1933.
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