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1usually as modifier A reproduction or copy, particularly of a piece of furniture.‘a Georgian repro cabinet’
artificial, synthetic, simulated, man-made, manufactured, ersatz, substituteView synonyms
- ‘Décor is classic repro antique comfort, beds have mega downy pillows and soft cotton sheets changed daily.’
- ‘The placemats are repros of old Bulgarian communist newspapers.’
- ‘Prices at Chesney's, which specialises in traditional models, start at £550 for a repro Victorian surround, up to £3,000, excluding the grate and hearthstone.’
2usually as modifier mass noun The reproduction of a document or image.‘in-house repro and some finishing’
- ‘Or graffit sines - high production because of all the colour repro.’
- ‘Graphotism is bastard expensive though - all that colour repro.’
- ‘Its doors opened last year in a house dating from the 1920s, with decor that is reminiscent of the times to which its name refers, in a way that is retro without being self-consciously or slavishly repro.’
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