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Definition of production noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the process of growing or making food, goods, or materials, especially in 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
  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 movie, a play, or a broadcast that is prepared for the public; the act of preparing a movie or a play, etc. a new production of “King Lear” Every year the school puts on a musical production. He wants a career in movie production.
  5. Word Familyproduce verbproducer nounproduction nounproductive adjective (unproductive)productively adverbproduct nounproduce nounIdioms
    on production of something (formal)
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    when you show something Discounts only on production of your student ID card.
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