Definitions for productionprəˈdʌk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•duc•tionprəˈdʌk ʃən(n.)

  1. the act of producing; creation or manufacture.

  2. something produced; product.

  3. the amount produced.

  4. a work of literature or art.

  5. the act of presenting for display; presentation; exhibition:

    the production of evidence.

  6. an unnecessarily or exaggeratedly complicated situation or activity:

    That child makes a production out of going to bed.

    Category: Informal

  7. the organization and presentation of a play or other entertainment. the entertainment itself.

    Category: Showbiz

  8. (adj.)not custom-made or specially produced:

    a production model.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of production:

1400–50; < L


Princeton's WordNet

  1. production(noun)

    the act or process of producing something

    "Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous"; "the production of white blood cells"

  2. production(noun)

    a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television

    "have you seen the new production of Hamlet?"

  3. product, production(noun)

    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process

    "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"

  4. production(noun)

    (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law

    "the appellate court demanded the production of all documents"

  5. output, yield, production(noun)

    the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

    "production was up in the second quarter"

  6. production(noun)

    a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated

    "she tends to make a big production out of nothing"

  7. production(noun)

    (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

    "he introduced more efficient methods of production"

  8. production(noun)

    the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. production(noun)əˈdʌk ʃən

    the process of manufacturing articles or growing food to be sold

    food production; production costs

  2. productionəˈdʌk ʃən

    the natural process by which sth is produced

    the body's production of growth hormones

  3. productionəˈdʌk ʃən

    the making of a movie, TV show, theater play, etc.

    an expensive production of Romeo and Juliet; She works in TV production


  1. production(Noun)

    The act of producing, making or creating something.

    The widget making machine is being used for production now.

  2. production(Noun)

    The act of bringing something forward, out etc. for use or consideration.

  3. production(Noun)

    the act of being produced

    The widgets are coming out of production now.

  4. production(Noun)

    the total amount produced

    They hope to increase spaghetti production next year.

  5. production(Noun)

    the presentation of a theatrical work

    We went to a production of Hamlet.

  6. production(Noun)

    an occasion or activity made more complicated than necessary

    He made a simple meal into a huge production.

  7. production(Noun)

    that which is manufactured or is ready for manufacturing in volume (as opposed to a prototype or conceptual model)

    This is the final production model.

  8. Origin: productio a lengthening, prolonging: compare production. See produce.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Production(noun)

    the act or process or producing, bringing forth, or exhibiting to view; as, the production of commodities, of a witness

  2. Production(noun)

    that which is produced, yielded, or made, whether naturally, or by the application of intelligence and labor; as, the productions of the earth; the productions of handicraft; the productions of intellect or genius

  3. Production(noun)

    the act of lengthening out or prolonging

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'production' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #593

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'production' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1385

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'production' in Nouns Frequency: #240

Translations for production

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the act or process of producing something

car-production; The production of the film cost a million dollars.

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