[ pruh-duhk-shuhn ]
/ prəˈdʌk ʃən /



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

Nearby words

  1. product life cycle,
  2. product line,
  3. product mark,
  4. product placement,
  5. productile,
  6. production control,
  7. production line,
  8. production number,
  9. production platform,
  10. production well

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for production


/ (prəˈdʌkʃən) /


Derived Formsproductional, adjective

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Word Origin and History for production



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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