coproduction

noun co·pro·duc·tion \ (ˌ)kō-prə-ˈdək-shən , -prō- \
variants: or co-production
|Updated on: 8 Jun 2018

Definition of coproduction

plural coproductions or co-productions
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

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First Known Use of coproduction

1837

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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