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PRODUCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does production mean? 

PRODUCTION (noun)
  The noun PRODUCTION has 8 senses:

1. (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
2. a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
3. the act or process of producing something
4. an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
5. (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law
6. the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
7. a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated
8. the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services

  Familiarity information: PRODUCTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


PRODUCTION (noun)


Sense 1production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

he introduced more efficient methods of production

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

industry; manufacture (the organized action of making of goods and services for sale)

Domain category:

economic science; economics; political economy (the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "production"):

generation (the production of heat or electricity)

excavation; mining (the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth)

quarrying (the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry)

boring; drilling; oil production (the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum)

sericulture (the production of raw silk by raising silkworms)

cultivation ((agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops)

brewing (the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast)

breeding (the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization)

capacity (the maximum production possible)

output; yield (production of a certain amount)

underproduction (inadequate production or less than expected)

overproduction; overrun (too much production or more than expected)

mass production (the production of large quantities of a standardized article (often using assembly line techniques))


Sense 2production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

presentation (the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it)

Meronyms (parts of "production"):

coup de theatre (a sensational bit of stagecraft)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "production"):

staging; theatrical production (the production of a drama on the stage)


Sense 3production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act or process of producing something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous / the production of white blood cells

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

act; human action; human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "production"):

rainmaking (activity intended to produce rain)

devising; fashioning; making (the act that results in something coming to be)

foliation (the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves)

canalisation; canalization (the production of a canal or a conversion to canals)

growing ((electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state)

steel production (making steel from pig iron)


Sense 4production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An artifact that has been created by someone or some process

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

product; production

Context examples:

they improve their product every year / they export most of their agricultural production

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

creation (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "production"):

newspaper; paper (the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher)

output; outturn; turnout (what is produced in a given time period)

turnery (products made on a lathe)

piece of work; work (a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing)

fruit; yield (an amount of a product)

magazine (product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object)

job (an object worked on; a result produced by working)

brainchild; inspiration (a product of your creative thinking and work)

end product; output (final product; the things produced)

deliverable (something that can be provided as the product of development)

by-product; byproduct; spin-off (a product made during the manufacture of something else)

book (a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge)

book; volume (physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together)


Sense 5production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the appellate court demanded the production of all documents

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

exhibition (the act of exhibiting)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 6production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

output; yield; production

Context example:

production was up in the second quarter

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

indefinite quantity (an estimated quantity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "production"):

pick; picking (the quantity of a crop that is harvested)


Sense 7production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

she tends to make a big production out of nothing

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

display (behavior that makes your feelings public)


Sense 8production [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("production" is a kind of...):

creation; creative activity (the human act of creating)


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