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Definition of reproduction noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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, records, videos, 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 catalog with color reproductions of the paintings for sale reproduction furniture (= furniture made as a copy of an earlier style)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reproduction