producer

[ pruh-doo-ser, -dyoo- ]
/ prəˈdu sər, -ˈdyu- /
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noun

a person who produces.
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.
an apparatus for making producer gas.
Ecology. an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances.

Origin of producer

First recorded in 1505–15; produce + -er1
Related formsnon·pro·duc·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for non-producer

  • The great crime of the ages is the robbing of the producer of the basic necessities of human life by the non-producer.

    Communism and Christianism|William Montgomery Brown
  • The non-producer will live, whatever becomes of those who toil.

    Broken Bread|Thomas Champness
  • For almost every producer in Victoria there is a non-producer in the capital.

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  • It is true that the bed, the room, and the house is a home of idleness for the non-producer.

    The Conquest of Bread|Peter Kropotkin

British Dictionary definitions for non-producer

producer

/ (prəˈdjuːsə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for non-producer

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for non-producer

producer

[ prə-dōōsər, 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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Science definitions for non-producer

producer

[ prə-dōōsər ]

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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