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Definition of reproduce verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reproduce
    he / she / it reproduces
    past simple reproduced
    -ing form reproducing
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  1. 1[transitive] reproduce something to make a copy of a picture, piece of text, etc. It is illegal to reproduce these worksheets without permission from the publisher. The photocopier reproduces colors very well. This material can be reproduced without payment. The results are reproduced in Table 2. All illustrations are reproduced by kind permission of the Mercury Gallery.
  2. 2[transitive] reproduce something to produce something again; to make something happen again in the same way The atmosphere of the novel is successfully reproduced in the movie. Unfortunately, he was never able to reproduce this level of performance in a competition.
  3. 3[intransitive, transitive] if people, plants, animals, etc. reproduce or reproduce themselves, they produce young Most reptiles reproduce by laying eggs on land. reproduce itself cells reproducing themselves (= making new ones)
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adjective an experiment capable of giving reproducible results
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