Meaning of REPRODUCTION in English

REPRODUCTION

re ‧ pro ‧ duc ‧ tion /ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃ ə n◂/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ produce , ↑ producer , ↑ product , ↑ production , ↑ reproduction , ↑ productivity ; adjective : ↑ productive ≠ ↑ unproductive , ↑ counterproductive , ↑ reproductive , ↑ reproducible ; verb : ↑ produce , ↑ reproduce ; adverb : ↑ productively ]

1 . [uncountable] the act or process of producing babies, young animals, or plants:

Scientists studied the reproduction, diet, and health of the dolphins.

sexual reproduction

2 . [uncountable] the act of producing a copy of a book, picture, piece of music etc

reproduction of

Unauthorized reproduction of this publication is strictly forbidden.

3 . [countable] a copy of a work of art, piece of furniture etc

reproduction of

a reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’

reproduction furniture/chairs etc

a reproduction Louis XIV table

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.