What is reproduction?

  • (noun): The process of generating offspring.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Reproduction

Reproduction (or procreation) is the biological process by which new "offspring" individual organisms are produced from their "parents". Reproduction is a fundamental feature of all known life; each individual organism exists as the result of reproduction. The known methods of reproduction are broadly grouped into two main types: sexual and asexual.

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Some articles on reproduction:

Wright Model A - Reproductions
... An exact reproduction of the 1909 Military Flyer is on display in the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio ... This reproduction was constructed in 1955 by museum personnel ... an original engine personally donated for the reproduction by Orville Wright, while the chains, sprockets, and propellers were all donated by the heirs of the Wright estate, and ...
Reproduction (economics) - Theoretical Approach
... As an approach to studying economic activity, economic reproduction contrasts with equilibrium economics, because economic reproduction is concerned not with statics or with how economic development ... In Marx's view, economic reproduction in any society has five main features the production of reproducible products (goods or services) replacing, maintaining or adding to the stock of ... the reproduction and growth of the total population, including procreation and childrearing ...
Mediterranean Monk Seal - Description - Reproduction
... Very little is known of this seal's reproduction ... Scientists have suggested they are polygynous, with males being very territorial where they mate with females ...
Reproduction - Lottery Principle
... Sexual reproduction has many drawbacks, since it requires far more energy than asexual reproduction and diverts the organisms from other pursuits, and there is some argument about why so many species use it ... tickets as an analogy in one explanation for the widespread use of sexual reproduction ... He argued that asexual reproduction, which produces little or no genetic variety in offspring, was like buying many tickets that all have the same number, limiting the chance of "winning" - that is ...

More definitions of "reproduction":

  • (noun): Recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall.
    Synonyms: reproductive memory
  • (noun): The act of making copies.
    Example: "Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient"
    Synonyms: replication
  • (noun): Copy that is not the original; something that has been copied.
    Synonyms: replica, replication

Famous quotes containing the word reproduction:

    The atmosphere parents wish to create when talking with children about birth and reproduction is warm, honest, and reassuring, one that tells children they are free to ask questions as often as they need to, and you will answer them as lovingly as you know how.
    Joanna Cole (20th century)

    As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.
    Stephen Bayley (b. 1951)

    Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it “the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.” The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of “Artist.”
    Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1845)