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production

[pruh-duhk-shuh n] /prəˈdʌk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of producing; creation; manufacture.
2.
something that is produced; a product.
3.
Economics. the creation of value; the producing of articles having exchange value.
4.
the total amount produced:
Production is up this month.
5.
a work of literature or art.
6.
the act of presenting for display; presentation; exhibition:
the production of evidence in support of the case.
7.
Informal. an unnecessarily or exaggeratedly complicated situation or activity:
That child makes a production out of going to bed.
8.
the organization and presentation of a dramatic entertainment.
9.
the entertainment itself:
an expensive production.
adjective
10.
regularly manufactured; not custom-made, specially produced, or experimental:
a production model.
Origin of production
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin prōductiōn- (stem of prōductiō) a lengthening. See product, -ion
Related forms
productional, adjective
nonproduction, noun, adjective
superproduction, noun
Synonyms
6. introduction, appearance, display, materialization.
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Examples from the Web for non-production
Historical Examples
  • Among the losses we suffer, from the causes mentioned, the non-production of new inventions is by no means the least.

    A New Banking System Lysander Spooner
  • The excuse given for non-production of authority was that the addressee was asleep.

  • The consequence is, that manufactured commodities become scarce and dear, from non-production.

    A New Banking System Lysander Spooner
  • The manner of the production of souls, or rather their non-production is admirably well set down in Plotinus, See, Ennead.

  • If he must see Lord Averil—and there could be no escape—what should be his plea for the non-production of those deeds?

    The Shadow of Ashlydyat Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The prisoner's counsel saw the necessity of exhibiting it, or giving some reasonable explanation for its non-production.

    Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup
  • Perhaps the non-production of Mahomet may be a loss to Literature and the Drama.

British Dictionary definitions for non-production

production

/prəˈdʌkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of producing
2.
anything that is produced; product
3.
the amount produced or the rate at which it is produced
4.
(economics) the creation or manufacture for sale of goods and services with exchange value
5.
any work created as a result of literary or artistic effort
6.
the organization and presentation of a film, play, opera, etc
7.
(Brit) the artistic direction of a play
8.
  1. the supervision of the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
  2. the overall sound quality or character of a recording: the material is very strong but the production is poor
9.
(modifier) manufactured by a mass-production process: a production model of a car
10.
(informal) make a production out of, make a production of, to make an unnecessary fuss about
Derived Forms
productional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for non-production

production

n.

c.1400, "a coming into being," from Old French production "production, exhibition" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productionem (nominative productio), from past participle stem of Latin producere "bring forth" (see produce (v.)). Meaning "that which is produced" is mid-15c. Colloquial sense of "fuss, commotion" is from 1941, transferred from meaning "theatrical performance" (1894).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for non-production

production

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make a big production

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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