A reproduction of a painting is a copy of the original that looks just like it. The act of reproduction involves making copies or having babies.

We won't get into the birds and the bees, but reproduction is the sexual activity of producing offspring, also known as procreation. But reproduction isn't just the act of making babies. It can involve making copies or replications. Similarly, a reproduction is an identical version of something, often artwork. There are many reproductions of Picasso's paintings but in every case, there is only one original and it's worth far more than all the copies combined.

Definitions of reproduction
  1. noun
    the act of making copies
    “Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient”
    synonyms: replication
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    the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission
    sound reproduction
    the reproduction of sound
    hi-fi, high fidelity
    the reproduction of sound with little or no distortion
    the act of reproducing recorded sound
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    an act of copying
  2. noun
    copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
    synonyms: replica, replication
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    a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
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    a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
  3. noun
    the process of generating offspring
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    agamogenesis, asexual reproduction
    reproduction without the fusion of gametes
    amphimixis, sexual reproduction
    reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gamete
    (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of two differing gametes (especially differing in size)
    any of several kinds of reproduction without fertilization
    asexual reproduction by budding
    reproduction of some unicellular organisms (such as yeasts) by growth and specialization followed by the separation by constriction of a part of the parent
    reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
    reproduction of some multicellular organisms by division, as in the case of some starfish
    (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
    monogenesis, sporulation
    asexual reproduction by the production and release of spores
    parthenogenesis, parthenogeny, virgin birth
    human conception without fertilization by a man
    gemmation, pullulation
    asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
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    biological process, organic process
    a process occurring in living organisms
  4. noun
    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
    synonyms: breeding, facts of life, procreation
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    crossbreeding, interbreeding, miscegenation
    reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
    generation, multiplication, propagation
    the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
    biogenesis, biogeny
    the production of living organisms from other living organisms
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    sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice
    activities associated with sexual intercourse
  5. noun
    recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
    synonyms: reproductive memory
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    recall, recollection, reminiscence
    the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
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