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reproduction noun

1 producing babies/animals/plants

ADJ. human | biological | asexual, sexual

REPRODUCTION + VERB take place

PHRASES a method of reproduction

2 act/process of producing a copy/recording

ADJ. accurate, faithful, (good/high) quality | colour, graphic, photographic, sound Using a wide tape gives better quality sound reproduction.

VERB + REPRODUCTION give, provide | ensure The craftsmen have ensured faithful reproduction of the original painting.

3 sth that has been reproduced

ADJ. exact, faithful an exact reproduction of an ancient building | large | black and white, colour | photographic The quality of a photographic reproduction decreases with time.

REPRODUCTION + NOUN furniture (= furniture made as a copy of an earlier style)

PREP. ~ from a reproduction from an old book