1 producing, manufacture, manufacturing, making, fabrication, preparation, origination, creation, output, putting out, development; formation, forming, forging, shaping, moulding, casting, assembly, building, construction:
Our business is the production of insulating materials.
2 product, (end) result, work, effort, handiwork, output, opus, oeuvre:
These paintings are clearly productions of a fertile imagination.
3 (in Britain) artistry, direction, staging; (in US and Canada) display, presentation, staging, mise en scène, setting:
Both the acting and the production were superb.
4 drama, play, (stage or television or radio) show, performance; film, motion or moving picture, movie:
Our repertory company is putting on a production of Othello next week.
1 making/growing sth
The machine will go into full production in November 2002.
| large-scale, mass | small-scale | efficient | annual | domestic | car, steel | coal, energy, gas, oil | agricultural, food, livestock, meat, milk | factory, industrial
The increase in volume of production brought down the price of the goods.
VERB + PRODUCTION
That particular model is no longer in production.
| go into | go out of | begin, start
They are going to start production of the car next year.
| boost, increase, step up | cut, cut back (on) | halt, stop | speed up
PRODUCTION + NOUN
a car production plant
| methods, process, system | director, manager, team | costs | capacity, level, volume
PRODUCTION + VERB
increase, rise | fall
a cut/fall in production, an increase/a rise in production, the means of production
They believed that power largely derives from ownership of the means of production. > Special page at BUSINESS
2 play, film, etc.
successful | controversial | amateur, professional | stage | Broadway, West End, etc. | school | film, television/TV, theatrical, video
More information about PERFORMANCE
arts write ~
He's written a new West End musical.
do, present, perform, produce, put on, stage ~
We are proud to present the play ‘Rocket to the Moon’. The drama group is doing a show.
She is directing Verdi's opera ‘La Traviata’ at La Scala next year.
act in, appear in, perform in, sing in, star in ~
He starred in the West End hit musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.
rehearse (for) ~
We had no time to rehearse for the play.
the ballet/opera/theatreI haven't been to the theatre for ages.
Have you seen that new production of ‘Macbeth’?
‘The Nutcracker’ opens in December.
~ play, run
The show has been playing to packed houses. The show ran for years on Broadway.
The musical closes this week after a record number of performances.
The play folded after poor reviews.
the ballet/opera/theatreWe met at the opera.
in a/the ~
the characters in the play
a comedy by Moli
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