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Borrowing from Old French production, from Latin productio, productionem (a lengthening, prolonging). See produce.



production (countable and uncountable, 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.
  9. (computing) A rewrite rule specifying a symbol substitution that can be recursively performed to generate new symbol sequences. (more information on Wikipedia)
    Each production is implemented with a function.

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Borrowed from Latin productio, productionem.



production f (plural productions)

  1. production

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