What does production mean?

Definitions for production
prəˈdʌk ʃənpro·duc·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word production.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. productionnoun

    the act or process of producing something

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

  2. productionnoun

    a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television

    "have you seen the new production of Hamlet?"

  3. product, productionnoun

    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. productionnoun

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

    "the appellate court demanded the production of all documents"

  5. output, yield, productionnoun

    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. productionnoun

    a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated

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

  7. productionnoun

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

    "he introduced more efficient methods of production"

  8. productionnoun

    the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services


  1. productionnoun

    The act of producing, making or creating something.

    The widget making machine is being used for production now.

  2. productionnoun

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

  3. productionnoun

    the act of being produced

    The widgets are coming out of production now.

  4. productionnoun

    the total amount produced

    They hope to increase spaghetti production next year.

  5. productionnoun

    the presentation of a theatrical work

    We went to a production of Hamlet.

  6. productionnoun

    an occasion or activity made more complicated than necessary

    He made a simple meal into a huge production.

  7. productionnoun

    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. Etymology: productio a lengthening, prolonging: compare production. See produce.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Productionnoun

    Etymology: production, Fr. from product.

    A painter should foresee the harmony of the lights and shadows, taking from each of them that which will most conduce to the production of a beautiful effect. Dryden.

    The best of queens and best of herbs we owe
    To that bold nation, which the way did show
    To the fair region, where the sun does rise,
    Whose rich productions we rose so justly prize. Edmund Waller.

    What would become of the scrofulous consumptive production, furnished by our men of wit and learning. Jonathan Swift.

    We have had our names prefixed at length, to whole volumes of mean productions. Jonathan Swift.


  1. production

    Production is the process of creating, manufacturing, or growing goods or services through combining various resources. It involves using labor, raw materials, and technology to transform inputs into outputs (finished goods or services) that can be consumed or used. This activity primarily contributes to the economy of a country.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Productionnoun

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

  2. Productionnoun

    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. Productionnoun

    the act of lengthening out or prolonging

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. production

    For obtaining the benefits of trading with our colonies, it is necessary that the goods be accompanied by a "certificate of production" in the manner required by marine law. (See ORIGIN.)

Editors Contribution

  1. production

    The act and process of to produce or create.

    Production is easy and wise to be sustainable

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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

How to pronounce production?

How to say production in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of production in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of production in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of production in a Sentence

  1. Margaret Fuller:

    It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.

  2. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.

  3. Ayn Rand:

    Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.

  4. Yasushi Kimura:

    The world's crude demand/supply remains in excess supplies, oPEC projected a continuation of firm demand in global crude demand and judged there's no need to change current production levels. The decision also may have come about reflecting the view that OPEC's lone production cuts would be offset by rising U.S. shale oil production.

  5. Tarek El Molla:

    Keeping production at the level it is now is in itself a success because you are netting off the natural decline in the reservoirs by adding new production of oil, (Increased production) might be in the year 2017, 2018 when gas comes from Zohr and from the West Nile Delta (fields), condensate will come, so by that time, it (oil output) may be something more.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for production

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for production »


Find a translation for the production definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"production." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 10 Dec. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/production>.

Discuss these production definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for production? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    • A. assortment
    • B. perusal
    • C. rogue
    • D. match

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for production: