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"production" in British English

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productionnoun

uk   /prəˈdʌk.ʃən/  us   /prəˈdʌk.ʃən/
  • production noun (MAKING)

B2 [U] the ​process of making or ​growinggoods to be ​sold: Coke is used in the production of ​steel. We ​watched a ​videoshowing the ​variousstages 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: Swedishindustrial production has ​fallensteadily this ​year. Wheat production has ​risen over the ​years.

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  • production noun (OF FILM/MUSIC)

B2 [C or U] the ​activity of ​organizing the ​practical and ​financialmattersrelating to the ​preparation of a ​film, ​play, or ​television or ​radioprogramme: She's ​hoping to get into ​television production. Disney's ​latest production (= ​film)lookslikely to be ​its most ​successfulever.
[C] a ​particularseries of ​performances of a ​theatreentertainment such as a ​play or opera: They're doing a new production of Macbeth at the National Theatre.
[U] the ​preparation and ​generalquality of a ​musical recording's ​sound, ​showing the way in which the ​music was ​recordedrather than the ​quality of the ​singing and the ​music: George Martin did the production on the Beatles ​records.

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(Definition of production from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"production" in American English

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productionnoun

 us   /prəˈdʌk·ʃən/
  • production noun (ENTERTAINMENT)

[C/U] a ​movie, ​televisionprogram, ​play, or other ​entertainment, or the ​work of ​organizing the ​practicalmattersinvolved in a show: [C] a ​terrific production of "The Wizard of Oz" [U] She’s hoping to get into ​television production.
  • production noun (PROCESS)

biology [U] (of ​living things) the ​process of making a ​naturalsubstance, such as a ​hormone
  • production noun (THING MADE)

[U] the ​process of making or ​growinggoods to be ​sold, or the ​amount of ​goods made or ​grown: mass production Agricultural production has ​increaseddramatically this ​year.
(Definition of production from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"production" in Business English

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productionnoun [U]

uk   us   /prəˈdʌkʃən/ PRODUCTION
the ​process of ​producing commodities (= ​oil, metals, ​crops, etc.) or ​manufacturinggoods to be ​sold: production costs/processes/targets Many ​businesses have ​moved their ​manufacturingoperations 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 ​launchdate 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 ​tonneshigher than last ​year. cut/​expand/​increase production
the ​activity of ​organizing the practical and ​financial details of a film, ​televisionprogramme, etc.: The production ​company that ​owns the ​format has made huge ​profits from its ​adoption by ​networks around the ​world.
(Definition of production from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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