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Noun: reproduction  ,ree-pru'dúk-shun
  1. (biology) the process of generating offspring
     
  2. Recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
    - reproductive memory
     
  3. Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
    "the museum houses a reproduction of the jet hydroplane that broke the record";
    - replica, replication, repro
     
  4. The act of making copies
    "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient";
    - replication
     
  5. The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
    - procreation, breeding, facts of life

Derived forms: reproductions

Type of: biological process, copy, copying, organic process, recall, recollection, reminiscence, sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice

Encyclopedia: Reproduction, Fertility and Development