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