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noun production pronunciation in British English /prəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the process of making or growing things in large quantities, especially in a factory or on a farm, so that they can be sold
    improvements in energy production and distribution
    production of: the production of goods for sale in the Far East
    be in production (=be in the process of being produced): Our new line is already in production.
    go into/out of production (=start/stop being produced): Their latest car has just gone into production for the Japanese market.
    1. b.
      [only before noun] relating to production
      increases in production costs
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the natural process of making a substance
    production of: the body’s production of hormones
  3. 3
    [countable] a film, play, television or radio programme, CD etc, especially when you are talking about the way it is created and performed
    a groundbreaking new production
    production of: the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Macbeth
  4. 4
    [uncountable] formal the act of showing something so that it can be examined by someone
    on production of something (=when you show something): Entry will only be allowed on production of a valid ticket.


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