pro-, por-, pur-

(Greek > Latin: a prefix signifying before; forward, forth; for, in favor of; in front of; in place of, on behalf of; according to; as, to place before; to go before or forward, to throw forward)

1. An audio system that can reproduce and amplify signals to produce sound.
2. That which can produce again; for example, to produce (new individuals of the same kind) by a sexual or asexual process.
3. Something that can be cause something to exist again or to renew (reproduce water from steam).
4. That which can imitate closely (sound-effects can reproduce the sound of thunder).
5. Anyone, or anything, that makes a representation of (as an image or copy) or reproduces a face on canvas.
reproduction (s) (noun), reproductions (pl)
1. The action or process of forming, creating, or bringing into existence again: ""There are reproductions of pictures or other works of art by means of engraving or by artists."
2. The breeding of new individuals of the same species by some form of generation: "There is a reproduction of new animal or vegetable organisms by or from existing ones."

"Some manufactures are involved in the reproduction of articles of furniture, etc., in styles that existed in an earlier time."

3. The recomposition of sounds: "The reproduction of music can be done by various specialists to render different qualities for various listeners."
1. Of the nature of, pertaining to, or effecting, reproduction; such as, producing new life or offspring.
2. Relating to the reproduction of offspring by organized bodies.
Relating to, or capable of reproduction; that is, the process by which plants and animals give rise to offspring and which fundamentally consists of the segregation of a portion of the parental body by a sexual, or an asexual, process and its subsequent growth and differentiation into a new individual.
A reference to producing new life or offspring; such as, the reproductivity potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions; the reproductivity or regenerating of bodily organs.

Related before-word units: ante-; antero-; anti-; pre-.