the act of producing; creation; manufacture.
something that is produced; a product.
Economics. the creation of value; the producing of articles having exchange value.
the total amount produced: Production is up this month.
a work of literature or art.
the act of presenting for display; presentation; exhibition: the production of evidence in support of the case.
Informal. an unnecessarily or exaggeratedly complicated situation or activity: That child makes a production out of going to bed.
the organization and presentation of a dramatic entertainment.
the entertainment itself: an expensive production.
regularly manufactured; not custom-made, specially produced, or experimental: a production model.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin prōductiōn- (stem of prōductiō) a lengthening. See product, -ion

productional, adjective
nonproduction, noun, adjective
superproduction, noun

6. introduction, appearance, display, materialization. Unabridged
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production (prəˈdʌkʃən)
1.  the act of producing
2.  anything that is produced; product
3.  the amount produced or the rate at which it is produced
4.  economics the creation or manufacture for sale of goods and services with exchange value
5.  any work created as a result of literary or artistic effort
6.  the organization and presentation of a film, play, opera, etc
7.  (Brit) the artistic direction of a play
8.  a.  the supervision of the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
 b.  the overall sound quality or character of a recording: the material is very strong but the production is poor
9.  (modifier) manufactured by a mass-production process: a production model of a car
10.  informal make a production out of, make a production of to make an unnecessary fuss about

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Word Origin & History

c.1430, "that which is produced," from O.Fr. production (13c.), from M.L. productionem (nom. productio), from L. productus, pp. of producere "bring forth" (see produce). Colloquial sense of "fuss, commotion" is from 1941, on notion of "theatrical performance" (1894).
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Example sentences for productions
From then on, he kept acting in school productions for the following years.
As well as their own projects, they have involvement in two other productions.
They also founded factory productions, a mobile recording service in the bay
She starred in two shortlived productions this rock and mrs.
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