Meaning of PRODUCTION in English


pro ‧ duc ‧ tion S1 W1 /prəˈdʌkʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ produce , ↑ producer , ↑ product , ↑ production , ↑ reproduction , ↑ productivity ; adjective : ↑ productive ≠ ↑ unproductive , ↑ counterproductive , ↑ reproductive , ↑ reproducible ; verb : ↑ produce , ↑ reproduce ; adverb : ↑ productively ]

1 . [uncountable] the process of making or growing things to be sold, especially in large quantities ⇨ produce , product

production of

the production of consumer goods

food/oil/milk etc production

agricultural production and distribution

production costs/facilities/processes etc

high-tech production methods

be in production (=being produced)

By September, the new motors were in production.

go into/out of production (=begin to be produced in large numbers, or stop being produced)

The new model will go into production next year.

2 . [uncountable] the amount of goods that are made or grown

increase/rise/fall etc in production

a drop in oil and gas production

production levels/targets etc

3 . [uncountable] when something is produced through a natural process

production of

the skin’s natural production of oil

4 . [uncountable and countable] a play, film, broadcast etc that is produced for the public, or the process of producing it:

the new Shakespeare production at the Arts Theatre

In 1992, Green moved into video production.

5 . on/upon (the) production of something formal when you show something:

Entrance is only permitted on production of a ticket.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.