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production

noun uk   /prəˈdʌk.ʃən/ us  

production noun (MAKING)

B2 [U] the process of making or growing goods to be sold: Coke is used in the production of steel. We saw a quick film showing the various stages in the production of glass. The company's new model will be going into production early next year. B2 [U] the amount of something that is made or grown by a country or a company: Swedish industrial production has fallen steadily this year. Wheat production has risen over the years.

production noun (OF FILM/MUSIC)

B2 [C or U] the activity of organizing the practical and financial matters connected with the preparation of a film, play, or television or radio programme: She's hoping to get into television production. Disney's latest production (= film) looks likely to be their most successful ever. [C] a particular series of performances of a theatre entertainment such as a play or opera: They're doing a new production of Macbeth at the National Theatre. [U] the preparation and general quality of a musical recording's sound, showing the way in which the music was recorded rather than the quality of the singing and the music: George Martin did the production on the Beatles records.

production noun (BRINGING OUT)

[U] formal the act of taking something out and showing it: Entry to the club is only permitted on production (= the showing) of a membership card.
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