production line

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He works on the production line at the local factory.

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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 Buoyed by the consumer demand, French’s hired a contract manufacturer last year to set up a full production line in Toronto for its product. Alan Freeman, Washington Post, "Trudeau wades into U.S.-Canada ketchup war with tariffs on Heinz," 29 June 2018 This is what differentiates the autonomous vehicle from even the most advanced cars rolling off the production lines in places like Detroit: so. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "The Never-Ending Self-Driving Car Project," 8 Apr. 2018 Importantly, the Times does note that in some instances the push for automation has paid off, with the Model 3 production line requiring many fewer workers for certain processes than the equivalent portions of the Model S and Model X lines. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "The Agility, Persistence, and Pain Behind Tesla’s Model 3 Manufacturing Turnaround," 1 July 2018 The failure of the multi-billion yuan semiconductor chip projects in the 1990s was illustrative: When production lines were finally in place, the technology had already quickly advanced to the next generation, leaving Chinese firms behind. Ling Chen, Washington Post, "How this trade war could backfire — in China’s favor," 25 June 2018 The production line of the popular truck will resume after having been shut down since May 9 following a fire at a key supplier. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Ford plans to resume production of critical F-150 pickup Friday," 16 May 2018 Later on in June, Tesla erected a new production line housed in a tent at the company’s Fremont property. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Tesla’s Busy and Worrisome Week," 27 June 2018 Inside the factory, production lines were divided into three parts: assembly, testing and packaging. Matt Day, The Seattle Times, "Watchdog criticizes conditions at Chinese factory that builds Amazon Echo speakers," 9 June 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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production line

noun

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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