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production

[pruh-duhk-shuh n] /prəˈdʌk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of producing; creation; manufacture.
2.
something that is produced; a product.
3.
Economics. the creation of value; the producing of articles having exchange value.
4.
the total amount produced:
Production is up this month.
5.
a work of literature or art.
6.
the act of presenting for display; presentation; exhibition:
the production of evidence in support of the case.
7.
Informal. an unnecessarily or exaggeratedly complicated situation or activity:
That child makes a production out of going to bed.
8.
the organization and presentation of a dramatic entertainment.
9.
the entertainment itself:
an expensive production.
adjective
10.
regularly manufactured; not custom-made, specially produced, or experimental:
a production model.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin prōductiōn- (stem of prōductiō) a lengthening. See product, -ion
Related forms
productional, adjective
nonproduction, noun, adjective
superproduction, noun
Synonyms
6. introduction, appearance, display, materialization.
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Examples 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 area.
  • She starred in two shortlived productions this rock and mrs.
  • As with previous work for tv some of these productions were later released in theatres.
  • It is also a very popular choice for school and community productions.
  • The bic also hosts theatrical productions and musical concerts.
  • Lewis has appeared in numerous films and television productions.
British Dictionary definitions for productions

production

/prəˈdʌkʃən/
noun
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.
  1. the supervision of the arrangement, recording, and mixing of a record
  2. 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
Derived Forms
productional, adjective
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Word Origin and History for productions

production

n.

c.1400, "a coming into being," from Old French production "production, exhibition" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productionem (nominative productio), from past participle stem of Latin producere "bring forth" (see produce (v.)). Meaning "that which is produced" is mid-15c. Colloquial sense of "fuss, commotion" is from 1941, transferred from meaning "theatrical performance" (1894).

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Slang definitions & phrases for productions

production

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make a big production


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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