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 Lloyd earned a degree in audio production from The Art Institute of Atlanta before getting his start in the music business in 2008. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Singer A-Lex releases first full-length album 'From the Seed'," 12 Oct. 2020 There’s a mostly new cast, many of them as old as the original players; a ton of money being invested in the production; and a lot of media effects that couldn’t be dreamed of when the first one came out. Adam Weinstein, The New Republic, "The Great GOP Dystopian Experiment Is Working Exactly as Planned in Florida," 12 Oct. 2020 The Bulldogs had a 310-yard difference in production in their 60-pass games this season. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Mississippi State at Kentucky by the numbers: Wildcats seek tying win," 10 Oct. 2020 Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess take the lead as Phantom and Christine, and are joined by an incredibly talented cast in the large-scale production. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Watch and Stream 'The Phantom of the Opera' for Free This Weekend Only," 9 Oct. 2020 The Trump administration on Thursday drew criticism after a report in the New York Times stated that Regeneron, the company responsible for developing Trump's treatment, used aborted fetal cell lines in the production of the drug cocktail. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, "Doctors dispute claims that Trump's coronavirus treatment was developed with human fetal tissue," 9 Oct. 2020 The decline in estrogen production during menopause disrupts the cyclical patterns of estrogen and progesterone of childbearing years and causes the symptoms that women feel. Dr. Tom Macek,, "Debunking myths about menopause | Opinion," 8 Oct. 2020 For some people in the production, the move to unemployment actually increased their incomes. John Leland, New York Times, "Their Buzzy Off Broadway Play Shut Down. Here’s What They Did Next.," 8 Oct. 2020 Fracking in the Permian Basin drove unprecedented growth in US oil production. Matt Egan, CNN, "Why Biden won't ban fracking -- and why Trump wants you to think he will," 8 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of production

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

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17 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Production.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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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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