[ree-pruh-duhk-shuh n] /ˌri prəˈdʌk ʃən/
the act or process of .
the state of being .
something made by an original; copy; duplicate:
a photographic reproduction; a reproduction of a Roman vase.
Biology. the natural process among organisms by which new individuals are generated and the species perpetuated.
(biology) any of various processes, either sexual or asexual, by which an animal or plant produces one or more individuals similar to itself
the quality of sound from an audio system: this amplifier gives excellent reproduction
the act or process of reproducing
the state of being reproduced
a revival of an earlier production, as of a play
1650s, “act of forming again,” noun of action from reproduce. Of generation of living things, from 1782; of sounds, from 1908. Meaning “a copy” is from 1807.
reproduction re·pro·duc·tion (rē’prə-dŭk’shən)
The process by which cells and organisms produce other cells and organisms of the same kind. ◇ The reproduction of organisms by the union of male and female reproductive cells (gametes) is called sexual reproduction. Many unicellular and most multicellular organisms reproduce sexually. ◇ Reproduction in which offspring are produced by a single parent, without the union of reproductive cells, is called asexual reproduction. The fission (splitting) of bacterial cells and the cells of multicellular organisms by mitosis is a form of asexual reproduction, as is the budding of yeast cells and the generation of clones by runners in plants. Many plants and fungi are capable of reproducing both sexually and asexually, as are some animals, such as sponges and aphids.
[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 […]
[rep-yuh-tuh-buh l] /ˈrɛp yə tə bəl/ adjective 1. held in good ; honorable; respectable; estimable: a reputable organization. 2. considered to be good or acceptable usage; standard: reputable speech. /ˈrɛpjʊtəbəl/ adjective 1. having a good reputation; honoured, trustworthy, or respectable 2. (of words) acceptable as good usage; standard adj. 1610s, from repute + -able. Meaning […]