What is reproduction?

  • (noun): Recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall.
    Synonyms: reproductive memory
    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:

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 ... 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, producing ...
Image Copyright (Germany) - Protection of Reproductions - Two-dimensional Originals
... a photocopy), by digitizing (as with an scanner) as well as the reproduction of public-domain typographic originals (books, documents, etc.) and photos of public-domain originals (a ... Bundesgerichtshof (supreme court) judged that identical reproductions, as described above, cannot be protected by copyright ... The Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf decided in 1996 that photographic reproductions, issued as postcards showing the works of Joseph Beuys, were not to be used as templates for digitization ...
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 society's physical assets ... the reproduction and growth of the total population, including procreation and childrearing ...
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 ... It is equipped with 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 have been added to ...

More definitions of "reproduction":

  • (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
  • (noun): The process of generating offspring.

Famous quotes containing the word reproduction:

    Although Samuel had a depraved imagination—perhaps even because of this—love, for him, was less a matter of the senses than of the intellect. It was, above all, admiration and appetite for beauty; he considered reproduction a flaw of love, and pregnancy a form of insanity. He wrote on one occasion: “Angels are hermaphrodite and sterile.”
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    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)

    An original is a creation
    motivated by desire.
    Any reproduction of an original
    is motivated by necessity ...
    It is marvelous that we are
    the only species that creates
    gratuitous forms.
    To create is divine, to reproduce
    is human.
    Man Ray (1890–1976)