Production is the process of goods being made or manufactured. If people like the cupcakes you sell about school events, you might have to increase production by baking in both your kitchen and your neighbor's.

Anything that's made or grown is the result of production, from the harvesting of grains, vegetables, and fruits to the drilling of oil. Even your crafty friend handles the production of the handmade bookmarks she sells. Another common meaning of production is the work that goes into the making of a movie, play, or album. From this meaning comes the phrase make a production of, to do something in an overly complicated, or theatrical, way.

Definitions of production
  1. noun
    the act or process of producing something
    “Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous”
    “the production of white blood cells”
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    activity intended to produce rain
    devising, fashioning, making
    the act that results in something coming to be
    the production of foil by cutting or beating metal into thin leaves
    canalisation, canalization
    the production of a canal or a conversion to canals
    (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
    steel production
    making steel from pig iron
    cartography, mapmaking
    the making of maps and charts
    film making, movie making, moviemaking
    the production of movies
    Bessemer process
    an industrial process for making steel using a Bessemer converter to blast air through molten iron and thus burning the excess carbon and impurities; the first successful method of making steel in quantity at low cost
    growing a crystal layer of one mineral on the crystal base of another mineral in such a manner that its crystalline orientation is the same as that of the substrate
    open-hearth process
    a process for making steel using an open-hearth furnace
    type of:
    act, deed, human action, human activity
    something that people do or cause to happen
  2. noun
    (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
    “he introduced more efficient methods of production
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    mass production
    the production of large quantities of a standardized article (often using assembly line techniques)
    overproduction, overrun
    too much production or more than expected
    inadequate production or less than expected
    output, yield
    production of a certain amount
    the maximum production possible
    the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
    the production of malt beverages (as beer or ale) from malt and hops by grinding and boiling them and fermenting the result with yeast
    (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
    the act of raising or growing plants
    the production of heat or electricity
    excavation, mining
    the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    the extraction of building stone or slate from an open surface quarry
    boring, drilling, oil production
    the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
    the production of raw silk by raising silkworms
    (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching
    cattle breeding
    breeding cattle
    dog breeding
    breeding dogs
    horse breeding
    breeding horses
    rearing aquatic animals or cultivating aquatic plants for food
    apiculture, beekeeping
    the cultivation of bees on a commercial scale for the production of honey
    agriculture, farming, husbandry
    the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
    the raising of plants or animals
    cultivation of the land in order to raise crops
    placer mining
    mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
    opencast mining, strip mining
    the mining of ore or coal from an open mine
    crop, harvest
    the yield from plants in a single growing season
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    industry, manufacture
    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale
  3. noun
    the creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services
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    creation, creative activity
    the human act of creating
  4. noun
    the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
    production was up in the second quarter”
    synonyms: output, yield
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    pick, picking
    the quantity of a crop that is harvested
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    indefinite quantity
    an estimated quantity
  5. noun
    an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    “they export most of their agricultural production
    synonyms: product
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    book, volume
    physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
    by-product, byproduct, spin-off
    a product made during the manufacture of something else
    something that can be provided as the product of development
    end product, output
    final product; the things produced
    brainchild, inspiration
    a product of your creative thinking and work
    an object worked on; a result produced by working
    product consisting of a paperback periodic publication as a physical object
    newspaper, paper
    the physical object that is the product of a newspaper publisher
    output, outturn, turnout
    what is produced in a given time period
    products made on a lathe
    piece of work, work
    a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    fruit, yield
    an amount of a product
    film, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show
    a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc
    coffee-table book
    an elaborate oversize book suitable for displaying on a coffee table
    the output of something in a season
    a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages
    follow-up, followup
    a piece of work that exploits or builds on earlier work
    handcraft, handicraft, handiwork, handwork
    a work produced by hand labor
    hardback, hardcover
    a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers
    work made of iron (gratings or rails or railings etc)
    a record book as a physical object
    work consisting of (or resembling) lace fabric
    a decorative work made of wood and covered with lacquer and often inlaid with ivory or precious metals
    work made of leather
    chef-d'oeuvre, masterpiece
    the most outstanding work of a creative artist or craftsman
    the metal parts of something
    a printed and bound book that is an extended work of fiction
    body of work, oeuvre, work
    the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)
    ornamental work (such as embroidery or latticework) having a pattern of openings
    order book
    a book in which customers' orders are entered; usually makes multiple copies of the order
    paper-back book, paperback, paperback book, soft-cover, soft-cover book, softback, softback book
    a book with paper covers
    picture book
    a book consisting chiefly of pictures
    a piece of work composed of or decorated in many colors
    decorative work made of silver
    sketch block, sketch pad, sketchbook
    a book containing sheets of paper on which sketches can be drawn
    output relative to input; the amount passing through a system from input to output (especially of a computer program over a period of time)
    the end-product created by shaping something on a lathe
    caning, wicker, wickerwork
    work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)
    work made of wood; especially moldings or stairways or furniture
    work in progress
    a piece of work that is not yet finished
    work consisting of a piece of metal being machined
    a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda
    a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
    a movie that is made to be shown on television
    feature, feature film
    the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
    final cut
    the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
    home movie
    a film made at home by an amateur photographer
    collage film
    a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
    coming attraction
    a movie that is advertised to draw customers
    a movie featuring shooting and violence
    short subject
    a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
    docudrama, documentary, documentary film, infotainment
    a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
    cinema verite
    a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
    film noir
    a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
    skin flick
    a pornographic movie
    rough cut
    the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
    silent movie, silent picture, silents
    a movie without a soundtrack
    slow motion
    a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
    talkie, talking picture
    a movie with synchronized speech and singing
    3-D, 3D, three-D
    a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
    musical, musical comedy, musical theater
    a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
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    an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
  6. noun
    a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    “have you seen the new production of Hamlet?”
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    staging, theatrical production
    the production of a drama on the stage
    coup de theatre
    a highly successful theatrical production
    summer stock
    theatrical productions performed by a stock company during the summer
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    the act of making something publicly available; presenting news or other information by broadcasting or printing it
  7. noun
    (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law
    “the appellate court demanded the production of all documents”
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    the act of exhibiting
  8. noun
    a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated
    “she tends to make a big production out of nothing”
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    behavior that makes your feelings public
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