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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.


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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