production

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web

March is the fourth straight month in which new orders were significantly lower than the rate of new vehicle production, according to ACT. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Heavy-Duty Truck Orders Hit the Brakes in March," 2 Apr. 2019 Vanessa, who is currently in the middle of rehearsals for the live TV production of Rent, also posted the news on her Instagram story. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Vanessa Hudgens and Charles Melton Are Co-Starring in a Movie Together!," 21 Dec. 2018 More than anything, the immersive experience was a timely and relevant example of how perceptions of fashion show production are rapidly shifting. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "I Spent 48 Hours in the Sedona Vortex With H&M Studio and Its New Spring 2019 Collection," 14 Mar. 2019 Phosphogypsum is a waste by-product of phosphoric acid production. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "We've Found a New Source for Rare-Earth Elements We Need for Green Tech," 7 Mar. 2019 Mary VairaEl Sol VillasShe’s got access to the chicest villas and apartments, plus hyperlocal tours, like an up-close look at the production of jamón Ibérico. Paul Brady, Condé Nast Traveler, "2018 Top Travel Specialists We Trust," 19 Oct. 2018 These same antioxidants also help balance oil production. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Why You’re Seeing Ginseng in So Many Korean Skin-Care Products Right Now," 8 Mar. 2019 The show — which had halted production following Perry's death — reportedly resumed filming, Deadline reports. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, ""Riverdale" Honored Luke Perry in Its March 6 Episode," 7 Mar. 2019 According to Deadline, when the heartbreaking news of Perry's passing was confirmed, the series halted production. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hollywood Mourns the Death of 90210 and Riverdale Star Luke Perry," 5 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of production

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

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production

noun

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.

production

noun
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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