Definition of reproduction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃn//
    Describing art
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act or process of producing babies, young animals or plants sexual reproduction They are studying reproduction in shellfish.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act or process of producing copies of a document, book, picture, etc. Use a black pen on white paper to ensure good reproduction.
  3. 3[uncountable] the process of recording sounds onto tapes, CDs, DVDs, etc. Digital recording gives excellent sound reproduction.
  4. 4[countable] a thing that has been reproduced, especially a copy of a work of art a catalogue with colour reproductions of the paintings for sale reproduction furniture (= furniture made as a copy of an earlier style) See related entries: Describing art
  5. Extra examples The quality of a photographic reproduction decreases with time. Using a wide tape gives better quality sound reproduction. a publisher of fine-art reproductions a reproduction from an old book advanced techniques for assisted reproduction an exact reproduction of an ancient building digital reproductions of masterworks reproductions of well-known old-master paintings successful reproduction in birds the age of mechanical reproduction the mass reproduction of images They have a catalogue with colour reproductions of the paintings for sale. reproduction furniture
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reproduction