coproduction

noun

co·​pro·​duc·​tion (ˌ)kō-prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce coproduction (audio)
-prō-
variants or co-production
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

Examples of coproduction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, there are all these opportunities and possibilities for coproduction. Patrick Frater, Variety, 1 Sep. 2023 The crisis has led to a new spirit of collaboration, and an enormous increase in coproductions in which several theaters come together to produce shows and share the costs of sets, costumes and creative teams. Michael Paulson, New York Times, 23 July 2023 The project, which is already being structured as a Malaysia-China coproduction, is a story that combines contemporary wuxia (heroic martial arts) with youth elements. Patrick Frater, Variety, 18 June 2023 Or great things, as in their riveting coproduction of Tony Kushner’s modern classic. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 May 2023 The Berlin Film Festival has revealed a raft of titles across strands and also 33 film projects vying for coin at the coproduction market. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 9 Jan. 2023 The animated New Zealand-China coproduction aimed at kids is a weird metaphor for slavery. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 Mazzola will conduct a coproduction with the Metropolitan Opera, directed by James Robinson. Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune, 14 Mar. 2023 The film is produced by Shampaine Pictures in coproduction with ZDF and in association with Arte. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 25 Jan. 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'coproduction.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coproduction was in 1837

Dictionary Entries Near coproduction

Cite this Entry

“Coproduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coproduction. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!