producer

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

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.

Nearby words

  1. prodromal stage,
  2. prodrome,
  3. prodrug,
  4. produce,
  5. produce race,
  6. producer gas,
  7. producer goods,
  8. product,
  9. product differentiation,
  10. product liability

Origin of producer

First recorded in 1505–15; produce + -er1

Related formsnon·pro·duc·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for producer

producer

/ (prəˈdjuːsə) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for 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).

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Medicine definitions for 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 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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