producer

[pruh-doo-ser, -dyoo-]
noun
1.
a person who produces.
2.
Economics. a person who creates economic value, or produces goods and services.
3.
a person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a stage, film, television, or radio production; the person who exercises general supervision of a production and is responsible chiefly for raising money, hiring technicians and artists, etc., required to stage a play, make a motion picture, or the like. Compare director ( def 3 ).
4.
British Theater. (formerly) a director of theatrical productions; stage director.
5.
an apparatus for making producer gas.
6.
Ecology. an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances.

Origin:
1505–15; produce + -er1

nonproducer, noun
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producer (prəˈdjuːsə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that produces
2.  (Brit) a person responsible for the artistic direction of a play, including interpretation of the script, preparation of the actors, and overall design
3.  (US), (Canadian) a person who organizes the stage production of a play, including the finance, management, etc
4.  Compare director the person who takes overall administrative responsibility for a film or television programme
5.  the person who supervises the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
6.  economics Compare consumer a person or business enterprise that generates goods or services for sale
7.  chem an apparatus or plant for making producer gas
8.  (often plural) ecology consumer See also decomposer an organism, esp a green plant, that builds up its own tissues from simple inorganic compounds

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producer
1510s, "one who produces;" agent noun from produce (v.). Of entertainments, from 1891; in political economy, opposed to consumer, from 1784 (Adam Smith).
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producer pro·duc·er (prə-dōō'sər, -dyōō'-, prō-)
n.
A photosynthetic green plant or chemosynthetic bacterium, constituting the first trophic level in a food chain; an autotrophic organism.

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producer   (prə-d'sər)  Pronunciation Key 
An autotrophic organism that serves as a source of food for other organisms in a food chain. Producers include green plants, which produce food through photosynthesis, and certain bacteria that are capable of converting inorganic substances into food through chemosynthesis. Compare consumer.
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Example sentences
Literature differs from the other arts in the relation in which the producer
  stands to the consumer.
The country has almost half of the world's bauxite reserves and is the
  second-largest bauxite producer.
Steadily, however, producer and dramatist have worked together to make the
  stage as illusive as possible.
The producer price and consumer price releases showed similar trends.
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