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
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
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.