1 produce a copy of sth; produce sth again
ADV. accurately, exactly, faithfully The colours can be reproduced fairly accurately. The book's characters are faithfully reproduced in the film. | merely, simply In her own work she simply reproduces the very conventions that she claims to despise.
VERB + REPRODUCE be able to, can/could | be difficult to, be hard to, be impossible to It is difficult to reproduce a signature exactly.
PREP. from The map is reproduced here from a Victorian original.
PHRASES an attempt to reproduce sth Writing grew out of an attempt to reproduce speech in a permanent form. | reproduced by courtesy/permission of sb/sth The painting is reproduced here by courtesy of the Tate Gallery. | widely reproduced These works were popular and widely reproduced.
2 produce young
ADV. asexually, sexually
VERB + REPRODUCE be able to, can/could The offspring have to be able to reproduce in their turn. | fail to
PREP. by Many single cell organisms reproduce by splitting in two.