Definition of production noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˈdʌkʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈdʌkʃn//
    Manufacturing, Types of play, Making films
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  1. 1  [uncountable] the process of growing or making food, goods or materials, especially large quantities wheat/oil/car, etc. production land available for food production The new model will be in production by the end of the year. Production of the new aircraft will start next year. The car went out of production in 2007. production costs a production process see also mass production Wordfinderassembly line, capacity, factory, foreman, plant, process, production, shift, shop floor, workforce See related entries: Manufacturing
  2. 2  [uncountable] the quantity of goods that is produced a decline/an increase in production It is important not to let production levels fall.
  3. 3  [uncountable] the act or process of making something naturally drugs to stimulate the body’s production of hormones
  4. 4  [countable, uncountable] a film/movie, a play or a broadcast that is prepared for the public; the act of preparing a film or a play, etc. a new production of ‘King Lear’ Every year the school puts on a musical production. He wants a career in film production. See related entries: Types of play, Making films
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin productio(n-), from producere ‘bring forth’, from pro- ‘forward’ + ducere ‘to lead’.Word Familyproduce verbproducer nounproduction nounproductive adjective (unproductive)productively adverbproduct nounproduce nounExtra examples Green tea inhibits the production of this enzyme. I had seen the original production in 1956. Naples surpassed Rome as a centre/​center of artistic production in the 18th century. That particular model is no longer in production. The country has resumed normal oil production. The increase in volume of production brought down the price of the goods. The machine will go into full production in November 2002. The new model will enter production in 2009. The rate of production was greater in Saskatchewan than in Alberta. These substances are not allowed in organic production. They are going to start production of the car next year. They believed that power largely derives from ownership of the means of production. This is not a big studio production. a car production plant a local amateur production of ‘The Sound of Music’ a tough production schedule a touring production of ‘Cats’ special production runs of key components sustainable crop production the days of peak oil production the movie’s direction and production quality Production will drop by 60 000 next year. She’s currently performing in a new production of ‘King Lear’. The car went out of production in 2005. the mass production of consumer goods to go into productionIdioms
    on production of something
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    (formal) when you show something Discounts only on production of your student ID card.
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