EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Economics a person who creates economic value, or produces goods and services. a person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a stage, film, television, or radio production; the person who exercises general supervision of a production and is responsible chiefly for raising money, hiring technicians and artists, etc., required to stage a play, make a motion picture, or the like. Compare director. (def 3) . British Theater (formerly) a director of theatrical productions; stage director. . Ecology an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances. Origin of producer
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-er 1 Related forms non·pro·duc·er, noun
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For almost every producer in Victoria there is a
non-producer in the capital.
non-producer will live, whatever becomes of those who toil.
It is true that the bed, the room, and the house is a home of idleness for the
The great crime of the ages is the robbing of the producer of the basic necessities of human life by the
non-producer. British Dictionary definitions for non-producer noun a person or thing that produces British a person responsible for the artistic direction of a play, including interpretation of the script, preparation of the actors, and overall design US and Canadian a person who organizes the stage production of a play, including the finance, management, etc the person who takes overall administrative responsibility for a film or television programme Compare director (def. 4) the person who supervises the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record economics a person or business enterprise that generates goods or services for sale Compare consumer (def. 1) chem an apparatus or plant for making producer gas (often plural) ecology an organism, esp a green plant, that builds up its own tissues from simple inorganic compounds See also consumer (def. 3), decomposer
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Word Origin and History for non-producer n.
1510s, "one who produces;" agent noun from
produce (v.). Of entertainments, from 1891; in political economy, opposed to consumer, from 1784 (Adam Smith).
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producer [prə-dōō ′sər, prō-] n. A photosynthetic green plant or chemosynthetic bacterium, constituting the first trophic level in a food chain; an autotrophic organism.
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An autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain. Producers include green plants, which produce food through photosynthesis, and certain bacteria that are capable of converting inorganic substances into food through chemosynthesis. Compare consumer.
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