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 Klein is German, and the film is a German-Polish-British coproduction, but most of it is in English. Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Adventures of a Mathematician': Film Review | Palm Springs 2020," 17 Jan. 2020 This east coast premiere is a coproduction with Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago and City Theatre in Pittsburgh., "What’s happening this week, north of Boston - The Boston Globe," 31 Oct. 2019 And with its creative maneuvering to increase broadband speeds and ever-swelling amount of international coproductions, that figure is sure to climb even higher next year. Isaac Feldberg, Fortune, "How Netflix Transformed the Peak TV Terrain in the 2010s," 19 Dec. 2019 How the innocent are abused and, in some cases, rescued — by others or, more likely, themselves — is the theme of this ultimately hopeful show, a coproduction of the Public and the Goodman Theater in Chicago. New York Times, "Review: Surviving a Family From Hell in ‘We’re Only Alive’," 27 June 2019 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

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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 6 Jun. 2020.

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