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Usage statistics for the noun production:

spoken English23.01%written English76.99% imaginative writing8.55%informational writing91.45%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun production:

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Definition of the noun production

What does production mean as a name of something?

Production is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.

noun - plural: productions

  1. the act or process of producing something
    • examples: Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous | the production of white blood cells
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic terms: act / deed / human action / human activity = something that people do or cause to happen
    • more specific terms:
  2. a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
  3. an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
  4. (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law
    • example: the appellate court demanded the production of all documents
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic word: exhibition = the act of exhibiting
  5. the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
    • example: production was up in the second quarter
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonyms of production: output / yield
    • more generic term: indefinite quantity = an estimated quantity
    • more specific words: picking / pick = the quantity of a crop that is harvested
  6. a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated
    • example: she tends to make a big production out of nothing
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: display = behavior that makes your feelings public
  7. (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
    • example: he introduced more efficient methods of production
    • domain: economic science / economics / political economy
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic words: industry / manufacture = the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
    • more specific terms:
      • mass production = the production of large quantities of a standardized article
      • overproduction / overrun = too much production or more than expected
      • underproduction = inadequate production or less than expected
      • output / yield = production of a certain amount
      • capacity = the maximum production possible
      • breeding = the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
      • 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
      • cultivation = production of food by preparing the land to grow crops
      • cultivation = the act of raising or growing plants
      • 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
      • oil production / drilling / boring = the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
      • sericulture = the production of raw silk by raising silkworms
  8. the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services

Alternative definition of the noun production


  1. the act of producing
  2. the act of being produced
  3. the total amount produced
  4. the presentation of a theatrical work
  5. an occasion or activity made more complicated than necessary
  6. that which is manufactured or is ready for manufacturing in volume (as opposed to a prototype or conceptual model)

Specialised definition of the noun production

Glossary of sports / motorsports

a production engine or car is one that is made in quantity, usually on an assembly line


"Production" is a musical album of Mirwais Ahmadzaï.

  • released on (14 years ago)


  1. "Production" is a book by Daniel Sipper.
    • also known as "Production: planning, control, and integration"
  2. "Production" is a book by Hubert Phillips.


  1. Production: A production or production rule in computer science is a rewrite rule specifying a symbol substitution that can be recursively performed to generate new symbol sequences. A finite set of productions is the main component in the specification of a formal grammar. The other components are a finite set of nonterminal symbols, a finite set of terminal symbols that is disjoint from and a distinguished symbol that is the start symbol.
  2. The production that was performed at the specified venue.
  3. The production in which the performer appeared in the specified role.
  4. Production: For cast recordings, the production that this cast performed in.
  5. Production: Represents a uspecific/u production of an operatic work. For instance the San Francisco Opera Company's 2001-2002 production of Tosca would be a Production The 1923 production of Tosca by the San Francisco Opera Company would be another Production instance.
  6. Production is a film job.
  7. Production: Metaschema relationship between an entity and a saleable product. (Note: this is not to be confused with entities such as film producers and record producers.
  8. Production: With the unprecedented increase in the amount of electronically stored information that is being created and stored in the corporate community, there has been a corresponding increase in focus on how the data that has been collected and reviewed is ultimately produced in civil litigation and regulatory investigations. Because of the complexity, the potential costs and the significant risks associated with producing ESI, the topic has been addressed in a growing number of articles, white papers and judicial opinions.

Phrases with Production

Phrases starting with the word Production:

  1. production cost
  2. production line
  3. Production Model
  4. production order
  5. Production Value
  6. Production Record
  7. Production Values

Phrases ending with the word Production:

  1. oil production
  2. Pre-production
  3. mass production
  4. pair production
  5. Post-production
  6. steel production
  7. speech production
  8. Primary production
  9. artistic production
  10. dramatic production
  11. Means of production
  12. Burden of Production
  13. Factor of Production

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Production

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Google previewOil Property Valuation (2013)

by Paul Paine

Production is a word which early enters any discussion of an oil property.

But in some statutes and administrative regulations, production refers to the capacity of a well or a property, the...

Potential production is the entire or the maximum amount of oil which a well can be made to yield during a specific time interval.

Google previewSustainability of Rice in the Global Food System (1998)

by Noreen G. Dowling, Stanley Marshall Greenfield, K. S. Fischer

Doubling rice production is an exciting challenge to research. We hope that genetic manipulations,

Biomass production is a function of photosynthetic rate and duration and respiration rate. Optimum canopy architecture for maximum crop ...

Google previewRedox Metabolism and Longevity Relationships in Animals and Plants (2009)

by Christine Foyer, Richard Faragher, Paul Thornalley

ROS production is an inevitable consequence of. Rebirth. and. death: Nitric. oxide. and. reactive. oxygen. species. in. seeds. 8 ROS production is a consequence of lipid breakdown. 17 2 Rebirth and death: Nitric oxide and reactive oxygen ...

Google previewEssentials of Industrial Microbiology

by Basanta Rai

It may be noted, the fundamental difference between bakers yeast and ethanol production is that the former entails...

Bakers yeast production is a highly aerobic process, requiring (theoretically) 1 g O2 per gram of bakers yeast (dry) produced.

Google previewFundamentals of Manufacturing, Third Edition (2013)

by Philip D. Rufe

Mass production is a system in which the more goods are produced, the lower the cost of the good or true economies of scale. It uses semi-skilled workers to make and assemble product while skilled workers set up machines and maintain ...

Google previewWhen Business Meets Culture (2010)

Ideas and Experiences for Mutual Profit by B. Munoz-Seca, J. Riverola

Because every production is an innovation and means doing something different. The type of innovation varies,

Google previewEssentials of Economics (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Production is a process of combining various material inputs and immaterial inputs in order to make something for consumption (the output).

Google previewHow to Look Into Your Future (2004)

Become Wealthy & Healthy by Joseph Graham

Greater production is the key to your prosperity and peace. And the key to greater production is a wider and more vigorous application of modern scientific and technical knowledge and use of resources, tools at your disposal. Slowly but surely ...

Google previewAnthropology & Mass Communication (2005)

Media and Myth in the New Millennium by Mark Allen Peterson

Media production is a form of work, and work has long been recognized in social theory as one of the crucial domains where social structure, collective identities, and selfhood intersect. That media producers are at work in the fields of symbols ...



PRODUCTION. Production is an act of 'producing' which is a present participle of 'produce';. Produce means 'manufacture (goods) from raw materials, etc ...

Google previewDictionary of Petroleum Exploration, Drilling & Production, 2nd Edition (2014)

by Norman Hyne Ph.D.

production rate 2) flow rate 3) charge 4) quadrillion 5 ) electrical charge 6) volume fraction of dispersed shale or clay occupying pore space ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Of Agricultural Marketing (2005)

by Jagdish Prasad (ed. By)

Raju The importance of pineapple increased at the beginning of the present century, when suitable canning techniques were developed and large scale pineapple production was initiated in several ...

Google previewDictionary of Plant Breeding, Second Edition (2009)

by Rolf H. J. Schlegel

apical meristem culture application Increasing efficiency of germination and germ production Precocious germination by application of plant growth regulators Induction of multiple shoot formation and organogenesis Elimination of viruses as ...

Google previewSeinfeld Reference: The Complete Encyclopedia with Biographies, Character Profiles & Episode Summaries


Google previewThe Deleuze Dictionary Revised Edition (2010)

by Adrian Parr

DESIRE + SOCIAL- PRODUCTION 67 is extracted from its plane of immanence, desire is a process in which anything is permissible. Desire is accordingly distinguished from that which 'would come and break up the integral process of desire' ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2004)

by Carrick Devine, M. Dikeman

Contents Production Procedures Production Procedures DryDry BrineBrine...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Agricultural Science and Technology (2008)

Organic farming by G. Sethuraman, Srinivasa Naidu

Livestock production systems can be divided in four major categories: Nomads or transhumants, agropastoralist, intensive crops and livestock, and peri-urban intensive systems. In addition, there are some not-so-obvious livestock systems.

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Quotes about Production

Today not even a universal fire could make the torrential poetic production of our time disappear. But it is exactly a question of production, that is, of hand-made products which are subject to the laws of taste and fashion. (Eugenio Montale)
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Scrabble value of P3R1O1D2U1C3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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