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English noun: production

1. production (act) the act or process of producing something


SamplesShakespeare's production of poetry was enormous.
The production of white blood cells.


Broader (hypernym)act, deed, human action, human activity


Narrower (hyponym)canalisation, canalization, devising, fashioning, foliation, growing, making, rainmaking, steel production

2. production (communication) a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television


SamplesHave you seen the new production of Hamlet?.


Broader (hypernym)presentation


Narrower (hyponym)staging, theatrical production


Part holonymcoup de theatre

3. production (artifact) an artifact that has been created by someone or some process


SamplesThey improve their product every year.
They export most of their agricultural production.


Synonymsproduct


Broader (hypernym)creation


Narrower (hyponym)book, book, brainchild, by-product, byproduct, deliverable, end product, film, flick, fruit, inspiration, job, magazine, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, newspaper, output, output, outturn, paper, pic, picture, picture show, piece of work, spin-off, turnery, turnout, volume, work, yield

4. production (act) (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law


SamplesThe appellate court demanded the production of all documents.


Broader (hypernym)exhibition


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

5. production (quantity) the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)


SamplesProduction was up in the second quarter.


Synonymsoutput, yield


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)pick, picking

6. production (communication) a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated


SamplesShe tends to make a big production out of nothing.


Broader (hypernym)display

7. production (act) (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale


SamplesHe introduced more efficient methods of production.


Broader (hypernym)industry, manufacture


Narrower (hyponym)boring, breeding, brewing, capacity, cultivation, cultivation, drilling, excavation, generation, mass production, mining, oil production, output, overproduction, overrun, quarrying, sericulture, underproduction, yield


Domain categoryeconomic science, economics, political economy

8. production (act) the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services


Broader (hypernym)creation, creative activity









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