Definition of production
1a : something produced : productb (1) : a literary or artistic work (2) : a work presented to the public (as on the stage or screen or over the air)c : something exaggerated out of proportion to its importance
2a : the act or process of producingb : the creation of utility; especially : the making of goods available for use
3 : total output especially of a commodity or an industry
4 often attributive : something not specially designed or customized and usually mass-produced a production car production housing
productionalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of production in a Sentence
the production of grain weapons
the body's production of red blood cells
I took a course in film production.
He has a job in television production.
We saw a stage production of the novel.
The director wants her in his next production.
the annual production of coal
a rise in oil production
Recent Examples of production from the Web
Oil remains in a bear market amid concerns that rising supply from Libya to the U.S. will counter production cuts from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its partners including Russia.
Segler, who will soon move to London to work at a pharmaceutical company, hopes to use the approach to improve the production of medicines.
Robotics is gaining ground in South Korea, where many big businesses are automating factory production lines.
Nash Lutchman of Sibanye estimates that roughly 3.5-4% of gold production across all of the company’s operations is lost to illegal miners.
The deal includes 30 wells and two production units.
Flashdance (July 1) Jennifer Beals' fashion and dance movies helped make Adrian Lyne's 1983 film—an early Jerry Bruckheimer production to employ MTV aesthetics—
One of the things that made the backlash to the Public Theater’s recent production of Julius Caesar so ironic, the director Diane Paulus argues, is that the concept of protest was already built into the show.
Daughter Sarah Holroyd helps out with the considerable paperwork involved in making meat productions.
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First Known Use of production
PRODUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of production for English Language Learners
: the process of making or growing something for sale or use
: the process of making something naturally
: the process of making a play, movie, television show, record, etc.
PRODUCTION Defined for Kids
Definition of production for Students
1 : something prepared for public presentation a television production
2 : the act of manufacturing production of cars
3 : the amount brought forth Miners have increased production of coal.
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