production

[pruh-duhk-shuhn]
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noun

adjective

regularly manufactured; not custom-made, specially produced, or experimental: a production model.

Origin of production

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin prōductiōn- (stem of prōductiō) a lengthening. See product, -ion
Related formspro·duc·tion·al, adjectivenon·pro·duc·tion, noun, adjectivesu·per·pro·duc·tion, noun

Synonyms for production

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Examples from the Web for non-production

Historical Examples of non-production

  • The excuse given for non-production of authority was that the addressee was asleep.

  • The manner of the production of souls, or rather their non-production is admirably well set down in Plotinus, See, Ennead.

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

    A New Banking System

    Lysander Spooner

  • 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

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


British Dictionary definitions for non-production

production

noun

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
  1. the supervision of the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
  2. 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
Derived Formsproductional, 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).

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