|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|
producer pro·duc·er (prə-dōō'sər, -dyōō'-, prō-)
A photosynthetic green plant or chemosynthetic bacterium, constituting the first trophic level in a food chain; an autotrophic organism.
|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.