- 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.
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Examples from the Web for productions
I have learned a lot about productions and the abilities I have in this realm.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
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This Is Our Youth received two off-Broadway productions in 1996 and 1998, both featuring Mark Ruffalo and Missy Yager.Michael Cera Brings ‘This Is Our Youth’ to Broadway After 18 Years
September 12, 2014
He is one of the most performed European playwrights alive, with more than 900 productions staged in more than 40 languages.Nobel Literature Prize Favorites for Dummies, According to the Bookies
October 9, 2013
Will experiencing “culture” be restricted only to productions of The Wiggles?Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
At home, I'm told, he does impressions and acted in his country day school's productions of Oliver!The Great College Road Trip
April 8, 2011
Foremost among these--one would think--should come his own productions.De Libris: Prose and Verse
The productions of Infinite Wisdom are wonderfully diversified.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
His productions also began to meet with the favour of the public.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
All his productions are life-mysteries, significant of profound truths.
So good an artist should put his "moniker" on his productions.
- 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 productions
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).