/ prəˈdʌkʃn; NAmE / noun
[ U ] the process of growing or making food, goods or materials, especially large quantities :
wheat / oil / car, etc. production
land available for food production
The new model will be in production by the end of the year.
Production of the new aircraft will start next year.
The car went out of production in 2002.
a production process
—see also mass production
[ U ] the quantity of goods that is produced :
a decline / an increase in production
It is important not to let production levels fall.
[ U ] the act or process of making sth naturally :
drugs to stimulate the body's production of hormones
[ C , U ] a film / movie, a play or a broadcast that is prepared for the public; the act of preparing a film or a play, etc. :
a new production of 'King Lear'
He wants a career in film production.
- on production of sth
late Middle English : via Old French from Latin productio(n-) , from producere bring forth, from pro- forward + ducere to lead.