[ree-pruh-doos, -dyoos] /ˌri prəˈdus, -ˈdyus/
verb (used with object), reproduced, reproducing.
to make a copy, representation, duplicate, or close imitation of:
to reproduce a picture.
to again or anew by natural process:
to reproduce a severed branch.
Biology. to one or more other individuals of (a given kind of organism) by some process of generation or propagation, sexual or asexual.
to cause or foster the of (organisms).
to , form, make, or bring about again or anew in any manner.
to recall to the mind or have a mental image of (a past incident, scene, etc.), as by the aid of memory or imagination.
to again, as a play at an earlier time.
verb (used without object), reproduced, reproducing.
to reproduce its kind, as an organism; propagate; bear offspring.
to turn out in a given manner when copied:
This picture will reproduce well.
verb (mainly transitive)
to make a copy, representation, or imitation of; duplicate
(also intransitive) (biology) to undergo or cause to undergo a process of reproduction
to produce or exhibit again
to bring back into existence again; re-create
to bring before the mind again (a scene, event, etc) through memory or imagination
(intransitive) to come out (well, badly, etc), when copied
to replace (damaged parts or organs) by a process of natural growth; regenerate
to cause (a sound or television recording) to be heard or seen
1610s, “to produce again,” from re- “again” + produce (v.), probably on model of French reproduire (16c.). Sense of “make a copy” is first recorded 1850; that of “produce offspring” is from 1894. Related: Reproduced; reproducing.
reproduce re·pro·duce (rē’prə-dōōs’, -dyōōs’)
v. re·pro·duced, re·pro·duc·ing, re·pro·duc·es
[ree-pruh-duhk-shuh n] /ˌri prəˈdʌk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of . 2. the state of being . 3. something made by an original; copy; duplicate: a photographic reproduction; a reproduction of a Roman vase. 4. Biology. the natural process among organisms by which new individuals are generated and the species perpetuated. /ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃən/ noun […]
[ree-pruh-duhk-tiv] /ˌri prəˈdʌk tɪv/ adjective 1. serving to . 2. concerned with or pertaining to : a reproductive process; reproductive organs. noun 3. Entomology. a sexually mature male or female termite; a member of the reproductive caste. /ˌriːprəˈdʌktɪv/ adjective 1. of, relating to, characteristic of, or taking part in reproduction adj. 1753; see reproduce + […]
[ri-pyoo-dee-eyt] /rɪˈpyu diˌeɪt/ verb (used with object), repudiated, repudiating. 1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim. 2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son. 3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine. 4. to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as […]
[ri-pyoo-dee-ey-shuh n] /rɪˌpyu diˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. refusal, as by a state or municipality, to pay a lawful debt. n. 1540s, “divorce” (of a woman by a man), from Latin repudiationem (nominative repudiatio) “a rejection, refusal,” noun of action from past participle stem of […]