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

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Netflix’s new four-part adaptation, a coproduction with the BBC that starts streaming on December 23, also comes with qualifications. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "Netflix’s Watership Down Is Not (Really) for Kids—And That’s a Good Thing," 22 Dec. 2018 The opera, a coproduction with the English National Opera, which premiered it last year, is imaginatively staged by director Michael Mayer. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Dazzling Costumes and a 2018 Perspective Breathe New Life Into Marnie at the Metropolitan Opera," 23 Oct. 2018 Joel Silver and New Regency are producing as a coproduction between Silver’s Silver Pictures, Tobey Maguire’s Material Pictures and Johansson’s These Pictures banners. Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter, "Scarlett Johansson Caught Up in New Casting Controversy Over Transgender Role," 4 July 2018 The Image Book is a Swiss production from Casa Azul Films, Fabrice Aragno, Lausanne in coproduction with Ecran Noir productions, Mitra Farahani, Paris. Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cannes: Jean-Luc Godard's 'The Image Book' Goes to Kino Lorber for North America," 14 May 2018 If Jade King Carroll’s direction still needs fine tuning, this coproduction by Marin Theatre Company and TheatreWorks nonetheless makes kings and queens out of characters the rest of the world might regard as factory cogs. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of March 25," 22 Mar. 2018 The new release date now pits Padmaavat against Sony’s Bollywood coproduction PadMan which also opens Jan. 25 during a coveted holiday time frame given Jan. 26 is India’s Republic Day. Nyay Bhushan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Viacom’s Bollywood Epic ‘Padmaavat’ to Open Against Sony’s ‘PadMan’," 15 Jan. 2018 The show, a coproduction with Long Beach Opera, opened COT’s 45th season on Saturday night and plays through next weekend at the Studebaker Theater in downtown Chicago. John Von Rhein,, "Racette's searing performance elevates melodramatic hokum of COT's 'The Consul'," 5 Nov. 2017 Wesley Cayabyab directs the coproduction by Southern Railroad Theatre Company, 3 Girls Theatre Company and Entropy Productions. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Lily Janiak’s theater pick, Nov. 5," 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of coproduction

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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