- the act of producing; creation; manufacture.
- something that is produced; a product.
- Economics. the creation of value; the producing of articles having exchange value.
- the total amount produced: Production is up this month.
- a work of literature or art.
- the act of presenting for display; presentation; exhibition: the production of evidence in support of the case.
- Informal. an unnecessarily or exaggeratedly complicated situation or activity: That child makes a production out of going to bed.
- the organization and presentation of a dramatic entertainment.
- the entertainment itself: an expensive production.
- regularly manufactured; not custom-made, specially produced, or experimental: a production model.
Origin of production
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Examples from the Web for production
I think we handled it as well as we could have, given the exigencies of production.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
But with the pipeline, transportation costs drop and production would be higher.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan. 4
January 5, 2015
The trio formed the Sad Boys collective, with Sherm and Gud on production and Lean manning the mic.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’
January 4, 2015
Though not in production yet, the high-end heels will be sold through a Tesla-like model.The Coolest Fashion Innovations of 2014
December 18, 2014
Hitchcock went to Munich as part of an Anglo-German production team.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
To the Roman, the scenic and histrionic were the vital features of a production.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
I was enthusiastic over the production when I got it on paper and figured it.Her Father's Daughter
Fuel consumption is a prime factor in the production of engine power.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
But the production of such instances might be endless, as the work of Shakspere is infinite.A Dish Of Orts
As production and trade were nearly at a standstill, the misery was boundless.Freeland
- the act of producing
- anything that is produced; product
- the amount produced or the rate at which it is produced
- economics the creation or manufacture for sale of goods and services with exchange value
- any work created as a result of literary or artistic effort
- the organization and presentation of a film, play, opera, etc
- British the artistic direction of a play
- the supervision of the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
- the overall sound quality or character of a recordingthe material is very strong but the production is poor
- (modifier) manufactured by a mass-production processa production model of a car
- make a production out of or make a production of informal to make an unnecessary fuss about
Word Origin and History for production
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).