production

noun

pro·​duc·​tion prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce production (audio)
prō-
1
a
: 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
2
a
: 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
productional 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
Recent Examples on the Web When taken as a supplement or via food, these antioxidants help decrease in oxidative stress, lower blood pressure, extend the lifespan of skin cells, and maximize collagen production. Irene Coltrinari, Vogue, 13 June 2024 Endogenous Cushing syndrome, the less common form of the disorder, is caused by factors within the body, such as excessive production of cortisol as a result of tumors. Madeline Nguyen, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2024 On the antioxidant side, vitamin C and niacinamide also promote collagen production and reduce the oxidative damage that can break down the protein, leaving skin loose and crepey over time. Deanna Pai, Allure, 12 June 2024 But the final blow involved shutting down the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, and production of the Super Duty pickup trucks that generate huge revenue for the automaker, as well as Expedition production. Phoebe Wall Howard, The Courier-Journal, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for production 

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of production was in the 15th century

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“Production.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/production. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

production

noun
pro·​duc·​tion prə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce production (audio)
1
: something produced
2
: the act or process of producing
3
: the amount produced : total output
annual production of coal
4
: something exaggerated out of proportion to its importance
made a big production out of ordering lunch

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