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

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Historical Examples of production

  • To the Roman, the scenic and histrionic were the vital features of a production.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

    Wilton Wallace Blancke

  • I was enthusiastic over the production when I got it on paper and figured it.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • Fuel consumption is a prime factor in the production of engine power.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

  • But the production of such instances might be endless, as the work of Shakspere is infinite.

    A Dish Of Orts

    George MacDonald

  • As production and trade were nearly at a standstill, the misery was boundless.


    Theodor Hertzka

British Dictionary definitions for production



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 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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