production line


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Examples of production line in a Sentence

He works on the production line at the local factory.

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The figures showed that late last year, U.S. efforts to revamp its trade relationships were increasingly disrupting the global trading system and the cross-border production lines that businesses have built over recent decades. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "World Trade Slowed at End of 2018," 25 Feb. 2019 In a Tuesday interview with Bloomberg, the head of Panasonic's Automotive Division said that the company was on track to complete an additional three battery-cell production lines at Tesla's Nevada Gigafactory before the end of this year. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Panasonic completing 3 new cell production lines at Tesla’s Gigafactory," 26 Sep. 2018 Apple’s comments about the device during its last earnings call were noticeably devoid of enthusiasm, and the Nikkei Asian Review reported last week that the company has asked its Asian manufacturers not to expand production lines for the device. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "The iPhone Slump Is Rumbling Through Tech," 13 Nov. 2018 The company usually makes 8 million pounds of the candy a year but has increased the number of production lines making them and is adding more shifts. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "No One’s Making Sweethearts This Year, Crushing Lovers of Valentine’s Day Candy," 11 Feb. 2019 This was done to warm up production lines and supply chains and get the aircraft into the hands of pilots who could start training early. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Some F-35s Could Become Unflyable by 2026," 1 Feb. 2019 Many of the migrants found jobs on the new production lines. The Economist, "In China, sex work is being pushed back into the shadows," 5 July 2018 While other CEOs split their time between a dozen different mid-level managers, Musk is sleeping in the factory and redesigning the production line by hand. Russell Brandom, The Verge, "If Tesla goes up in smoke, it won’t be because Elon Musk hit a blunt," 7 Sep. 2018 But this one is an official Porsche, built on the same production line as the company's other factory race cars. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Porsche debuts new $800,000 racer inspired by the iconic 935 Le Mans car," 28 Sep. 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of production line was in 1905

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English Language Learners Definition of production line

: a line of machines, equipment, workers, etc., in a factory that builds a product by passing work from one station to the next until the product is finished

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