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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productional \ prə-​ˈdək-​shnəl How to pronounce production (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 And that allows for major production from an offense averaging 33 points per game. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 14 Oct. 2021 For those who can envision one of these in their garage (or as an art piece for the living room), the MV Agusta Brutale 1000 Nürburgring requires a €10,000 deposit (roughly $11,557) to secure one of the 150 examples slated for production. Peter Jackson, Robb Report, 13 Oct. 2021 Reid then became an offstage standby for the Chicago production, filling in as Aaron Burr, George Washington, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson. Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2021 That gentle decline came despite the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries cutting its forecast for non-OPEC crude production this year. David Hodari, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 Nevertheless, Stenqvist said the vehicle represents a breakthrough for low-emissions vehicle production. David Vetter, Forbes, 13 Oct. 2021 That's never a good scenario for fantasy production. Tony Holm, USA TODAY, 12 Oct. 2021 The facility was well-organized for wine production, according to a news release from the IAA. Washington Post, 11 Oct. 2021 For the Met production, Blanchard augmented the prelude by more than thirty bars, exhausting the material. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of production

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

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“Production.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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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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