co·​pro·​duc·​tion | \ (ˌ)kō-prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce coproduction (audio) , -prō- \
variants: or co-production
plural coproductions or co-productions

Definition of coproduction

1 : the act or process of coproducing something Already firmly entrenched in the coal business, most of the larger utilities have turned to optimizing the use of coal, and one means is coproduction of gaseous fuels …— Joseph Haggin
2 : something (such as a show or movie) that is coproduced A coproduction with the BBC, Rome recently kicked off its twelve-episode first season, a seductively lurid mix of real history … and racy potboiler …— Celia Wren

Examples of coproduction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is produced by Jakub Viktorín and Pavla Janoušková Kubečková for Nutprodukce, in coproduction with Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari and Michael Reuter for Electric Sheep and Radio and Television Slovakia and Czech Television. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 26 July 2022 The Yemen-Sudan coproduction is produced by Mohsen Alkhalifi, Gamal, Amjad Abu Alala and Mohammed Alomda. Leo Barraclough, Variety, 5 July 2022 The 12 episode series is produced by Macedonian Cinnamon Media Factory in coproduction with Macedonian Alfa TV. Alexander Gabelia, Variety, 24 June 2022 The answer is wrapped within the elegant, deadpan pleasures of Assayas’ revisited Irma Vep, an eight-part HBO and A24 coproduction streaming on HBO Max beginning June 6. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, 6 June 2022 The film was produced by Mistrus Media of Latvia in coproduction with Polar Bear of Belgium, and it was funded by the National Film Center of Latvia, the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, and the Belgian Tax Shelter fund. Kristine Simsone, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 Slovenia’s Perfo is producing in coproduction with Evolution Films from the Czech Republic and La Sarraz Pictures from Italy. Damijan Vinter, Variety, 21 Apr. 2022 The play, a coproduction of the Atlantic and Roundabout theater companies, is after all set in Iran in 2008, against a backdrop of travel restrictions and family separations. New York Times, 22 Feb. 2022 Blow could have never imagined his life would one day inspire music all on its own — much less the first opera by a Black composer to be staged at the venerable Metropolitan Opera, in a coproduction with Lyric Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Hannah Edgar,, 17 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of coproduction

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Coproduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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