Definition of Reproduction

1. Noun. The process of generating offspring.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Specialized synonyms: Agamogenesis, Asexual Reproduction, Amphimixis, Sexual Reproduction
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Terms within: Birth, Birthing, Giving Birth, Parturition
Derivative terms: Reproduce

2. Noun. Recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall.
Exact synonyms: Reproductive Memory
Generic synonyms: Recall, Recollection, Reminiscence

3. Noun. Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied.
Exact synonyms: Replica, Replication
Generic synonyms: Copy
Specialized synonyms: Toy
Derivative terms: Replicate

4. Noun. The act of making copies. "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
Exact synonyms: Replication
Specialized synonyms: Scanning, Sound Reproduction
Generic synonyms: Copying
Derivative terms: Reproduce

5. Noun. The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring.

Definition of Reproduction

1. n. The act or process of reproducing; the state of being reproduced

Definition of Reproduction

1. Noun. The act of reproducing new individuals biologically ¹

2. Noun. The act of making copies ¹

3. Noun. A copy of something, as in a piece of art; a duplicate. ¹

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Definition of Reproduction

1. production [n -S] - See also: production

Medical Definition of Reproduction

1. The production of offspring by organised bodies. Origin: L. Re = again, productio = production This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Reproduction

reproducibility of results
reproduction (current term)
reproduction cost
reproduction techniques
reproductive adaptation
reproductive and urinary physiology
reproductive cell
reproductive cloning
reproductive control agents
reproductive cycle
reproductive division
reproductive endocrinologist

Literary usage of Reproduction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"In the PROTOZOA reproduction is usually by binary fission, budding, ... In the METAZOA reproduction is usually sexual, although asexual processes are normal ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1900)
"These two kinds of reproduction present certain differences, of which the most important, and the only one which concerns us now, is the fact that genetic ..."

3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1912)
"We are all familiar with the attempts which have been made to interpret the phenomena of asexual reproduction and of regulation with the aid of this ..."

4. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"... in the case of simple reproduction, all capital, whatever its original source, becomes converted into accumulated capital, capitalised surplus-value. ..."

5. The Evolution of Sex in Plants by John Merle Coulter (1914)
"CHAPTER I ASEXUAL reproduction In any discussion of the evolution of sex it is necessary to consider asexual reproduction. The extent to which asexual ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Asexual reproduction is by means of naked, non-flagellate cells set free singly or in ... Sexual reproduction is by the union of the nucleus from a naked, ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In their reproduction lizards never' undergo any metamorphosis and are generally oviparous, but in some the eggs are retained until they hatch within the ..."

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