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noun [U]     /prəˈdʌkʃən/ PRODUCTION
the process of producing commodities (= oil , metals , crops , etc.) or manufacturing goods to be sold : production costs/processes/targets Many businesses have moved their manufacturing operations to Asia to lower their production costs .a decline/fall/increase in production Opec is expected to agree to an increase in production. energy / food / oil production
go into/out of production to start / stop making a product : The popular model is scheduled to go out of production by the end of the year .
(also Production) the department in a company that makes goods : The launch date has been announced so it is vital that Production deliver on time .
the amount of goods or products that are made or grown by a company or country : UK wheat production is forecast to be 700,000 tonnes higher than last year . cut / expand / increase production
the activity of organizing the practical and financial details of a film , television programme , etc.: The production company that owns the format has made huge profits from its adoption by networks around the world .
the act of providing something to be examined : Refunds will only be given on production of a receipt . → See also batch production, continuous production, factor of production, industrial production, job production, just in time, mass production, primary production, secondary production
(Definition of production noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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