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 In a coproduction with the Vineyard Theater and Goodspeed Musicals, the show arrived on the Irish Rep stage more personal and less dishy than the rehearsal version of 20 months ago. New York Times, "At 91, John Cullum Is Ready to Try Something New," 7 Apr. 2021 Actors’ Playhouse and Palm Beach Dramaworks have joined forces to present a virtual coproduction of The Belle of Amherst by William Luce. Mary Lou Cruz,, "Sunday calendar: Community and entertainment events starting April 4," 2 Apr. 2021 The show world premiered in 2014 at Northlight Theatre in Skokie as a coproduction with Galway International Arts Festival starring the late John Mahoney and was nominated for two 2014 Joseph Jefferson Awards including new work for O’Reilly. Jessi Virtusio,, "Morgan Park family supports Southland community theater groups by staging ‘Chapatti’," 1 Apr. 2021 Though technically about an art heist rather than a traditional scam, this coproduction between WBUR and The Boston Globe offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of a seemingly impossible crime. New York Times, "7 Podcasts About the Art of the Scam," 16 Feb. 2021 The play — a coproduction with Playwrights’ Arena, where Rivera is artistic director — takes place 25 years in the future, in the midst of a pandemic. Nikki Munoz, Los Angeles Times, "Review: L.A. LGBT Center opens its Garage Theatre with a pointedly political tale," 5 Nov. 2020 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

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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 10 May. 2021.

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