production

(noun) The act or process of making something into a good or service.

Example: An automotive plant building cars or a  baker baking bread; the building and baking are the production.

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: productions
  • A (noun) product is created by a (noun) producer who (verb) produces through production, such a factory using a (noun) production line to make a widget.

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How to Cite the Definition of Production

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “production.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 14, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/production/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

production. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/production/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “production.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 14, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/production/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“production.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/production/>.