pro·​duc·​tion | \ prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce production (audio) , prō-\

Definition of production

1a : something produced : product
b(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 producing
b : 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

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Other Words from production

productional \ prə-​ˈdək-​shnəl How to pronounce productional (audio) , prō-​ , -​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
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That allows it to be transported onto transshipment points on the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea, or to refineries for local production. Washington Post, "US blames Iran for Saudi strike; big hit for oil prices," 16 Sep. 2019 The facility processes sour crude oil into sweet crude, then transports it onto transshipment points on the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea or to refineries for local production. Jon Gambrell,, "Saudi Arabia says drone attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels knocked out half of its oil supply; U.S. blames Iran for strikes," 14 Sep. 2019 The vice minister for agriculture said China should pursue self-sufficiency for pork production but, with the holidays approaching, China is desperate for supply. Fortune, "Do U.S. Democrats Have a Better China Strategy?," 14 Sep. 2019 The facility processes sour crude oil into sweet crude, then transports it onto transshipment points on the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea or to refineries for local production. NBC News, "Drone attacks at world's largest oil processing site, oil field in Saudi Arabia spark huge fires," 14 Sep. 2019 However, rather than simply emulating the hit trio, the Victory Dolls have created their own sound with the help of Phil Hinton, who wrote original arrangements for the group’s first production. Olivia Lloyd,, "Victory Dolls: All-women vocal group to premiere in South Florida," 13 Sep. 2019 Noted longtime Twin Cities musical director Sanford Moore (Moore By Four) is behind the music for the production. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "New Dawn Theatre Company set to rise to the challenge of bringing more voices to the stage," 13 Sep. 2019 There are a couple reasons for Olson’s production, but first credit evening splits versus left- and right-handed pitchers. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "‘Stick with me, I’ll get it going, just relax’: On Chris Bassitt’s crucial start for the Athletics," 7 Sep. 2019 The intention was to tweak the show for the Broadway production, and, in particular, to clarify the narrative of Toby Darling, Eric’s boyfriend, who is played by Andrew Burnap. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, "How Matthew Lopez Transformed “Howards End” Into an Epic Play About Gay Life," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of production

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of production

: 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.


pro·​duc·​tion | \ prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce production (audio) \

Kids Definition of production

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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