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productionnoun

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

[C/U] a movie, television program, play, or other entertainment, or the work of organizing the practical matters involved 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 natural substance, such as a hormone
  • production noun (THING MADE)

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







"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 growing goods to be sold: Coke is used in the production of steel. We watched a video 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.

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  • production noun (OF FILM/MUSIC)

B2 [C or U] the activity of organizing the practical and financial matters relating to 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 its 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.

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"production" in Business English

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productionnoun [U]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of production from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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