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From Old French production, from Latin productio a lengthening, prolonging. See produce.


production (plural productions)

  1. The act of producing, making or creating something. [from 15th c.]
    The widget making machine is being used for production now.
  2. The act of bringing something forward, out etc. for use or consideration. [from 15th c.]
    • 1910, ‘Saki’, "The Lost Sanjak", Reginald in Russia:
      I tramped to a neighbouring market-town, and, late as the hour was, the production of a few shillings procured me supper and a night's lodging in a cheap coffee-house.
  3. the act of being produced
    The widgets are coming out of production now.
  4. the total amount produced
    They hope to increase spaghetti production next year.
  5. the presentation of a theatrical work
    We went to a production of Hamlet.
  6. an occasion or activity made more complicated than necessary
    He made a simple meal into a huge production.
  7. 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. The act of lengthening out or prolonging.

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production f (plural productions)

  1. production

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