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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Previously, most companies weren't talking about moving their production out of China. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Trump's Mexico tariffs may send manufacturers packing -- again," 5 June 2019 His theatrical productions starred top-flight actors including Albert Finney and Anna Magnani. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Franco Zeffirelli, master of grandeur in theater, film and opera, dies at 96," 15 June 2019 As much as the industry needs to wake up PDQ to the effects of its production on the environment, time needs to be taken for research and development and for putting new systems in place. Vogue, "“Speed Up / Slow Down”: Meditations on Time, Scale, and Assessing Value from Francesco Risso, Benjamin Kirchhoff, and More," 14 June 2019 Wesley went undrafted despite his massive production as an All-American wide receiver at Texas Tech last season. Childs Walker,, "Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ OTAs and minicamp," 14 June 2019 Some of his production can be attributed to the fact so much attention was placed on Frank Clark that Reed was never the main focus of the offensive line., "3 Seattle Seahawks players you should be talking about right now: Commentary," 13 June 2019 Ekic is careful not to reveal the recipe for the uncased sausages, but explained that their production requires a very particular ratio of well-ground halal beef shoulder and fat that's then mixed and formed by hand. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Balkan House in Hamtramck is metro Detroit's only spot for German-style doner kebab," 13 June 2019 First Stage Sensory Friendly Performances First Stage Children's Theater makes several accommodations for children with special needs to enjoy their productions. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sensory friendly special events and activities in and around Milwaukee," 11 June 2019 When it is published, the script will include a page dedicated to its debut production, including the cast and the name of the theater. Deborah Martin,, "Public Theater of San Antonio to open new play by David Kimple," 11 June 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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