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noun British English pronunciation: production /prəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularproduction
pluralproductions
  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

    1. a.
  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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