Learner's definition of PRODUCTION
1 a : the process of making or growing something for sale or use
— often used before another noun b : the process of making something naturally c : the process of making a play, movie, television show, record, etc.
the production of grain/cars/nuclear weapons
Next year's car models are already in production. = Next year's car models have already gone into production. [=next year's car models are already being made]
The airplane is out of production. = The airplane has gone out of production. [=the airplane is no longer being made]
I took a course in film/video production.
He has a job in television production.
The sequel to the movie is in production. [=is being made]
2 [count] : a show (such as a play or movie) that is presented to the public 3 [count] : the amount of something that is made or grown for sale or use
the annual production of coal/steel/food
a rise/fall in oil production
Production levels are low/high.
4 [singular], informal : something that is very difficult or complicated
It can be a major production to get the kids ready for school in the morning.
Getting home turned out to be a real production because of all the delays at the airport.
The picnic was quite a production. There were clowns, music, and fireworks.