reproduction Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"reproduction" in British English

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uk   us   /ˌriː.prəˈdʌk.ʃən/

reproduction noun (PRODUCING YOUNG)

C2 [U] the ​process of having ​babies, ​producingyoung, or ​producing new ​plants: human/sexual reproduction We are ​researching reproduction inelephants/the reproduction ofelephants.
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reproduction noun (COPY)

C1 [C or U] a ​copy of something, ​especially a ​painting, or the ​process of ​copying something: The ​bookcontainsexcellentcolour reproductions of Monet's ​paintings. This ​system has ​excellentsound reproduction.
(Definition of reproduction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reproduction" in American English

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 us   /ˌri·prəˈdʌk·ʃən/

reproduction noun (PRODUCE NEW LIFE)

[U] the ​act or ​process of ​producing new ​life
(Definition of reproduction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reproduction" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃən/
[C] COMMERCE a ​copy of something, especially a ​work of art or a ​piece of furniture: The museum ​sellscheap reproductions of some of its ​key artefacts.
[U] the ​process of ​copying something such as a ​book, ​document, or photograph: Allow plenty of ​time for the ​physicaltyping and reproduction of your ​report. They used a new photo reproduction ​technique. Digital reproduction ​methods make the ​task much easier.

reproductionadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˌriːprəˈdʌkʃən/ COMMERCE
used to describe something that is not ​original but a ​copy of something else: They ​supply reproduction furniture to high-class ​hotels. We ​sell reproduction beams and wood panelling.
(Definition of reproduction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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