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reproduce from (something)

1. To spawn or generate offspring from some source. Unusual among most plants, ferns reproduce from spores rather than seeds. The platypus and echidna are the only two mammals that reproduce from eggs.
2. To spawn or generate offspring from some range of ages or times of the year. The animal reproduces from March to June each year. The male gorilla is first able to reproduce from 15 to 20 years of age.
3. To produce a copy or duplicate from something or some source; to make an imitation or representation from something or some source. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "reproduce" and "from." The criminals were able to reproduce spot-on counterfeit banknotes from the stolen printing plates. I started my career by reproducing animation from some of my favorite cartoons. We were able to reproduce a legible manuscript from the old parchments we found in the tomb.
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reproduce something from something

to make a copy of something from something else. I think we can reproduce the picture from the copy that you have there. We don't need the negative. Can you reproduce a good copy from this old print?
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(3) Internal processes of matter energy are carried out by the reproducer, the matter--energy storage and the supporter subsystems.
The subsystems that process both matter/ energy and information are (1) reproducer and (2) boundary.
There are two subsystems, already mentioned above, namely the boundary and the reproducer, which handle both matter--energy and information.
When the sustainability/survival of the earth is concerned it is important to look at subsystems such as extruder, reproducer and decider.