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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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Definitions of reproduction from WordNet

reproduction (n.)
the process of generating offspring;
reproduction (n.)
recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall;
Synonyms: reproductive memory
reproduction (n.)
copy that is not the original; something that has been copied;
Synonyms: replica / replication
reproduction (n.)
the act of making copies;
Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient
Synonyms: replication
reproduction (n.)
the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring;
Synonyms: procreation / breeding / facts of life
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