production-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: a yield or output produced in some timeframe

Commentary: PRODUCTION[+artifact][+collection][+yield][+periodic]

These coins are a limited production form the Franklin Mint.
That nation's major agricultural production is wheat.
The country was able to increase its oil production by ten percent last quarter.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: natural process of formation of something

Commentary: PRODUCTION[+event][+formation][+natural][+of_something]

The production of white blood cells is what we're studying in biology.
The condition is caused when there is excess production of insulin by the pancreas.
Erosion of the limestone by water leads to the production of stalactites and stalagmites.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 3: theatrical or artistic performance

Commentary: PRODUCTION[+event][+performance][+theatrical]

Have you seen the new production of Hamlet?
He is working on the film production of a Harry Potter book.
Critics have described the album's production as gloriously open and rich. (the sound of the performance on the record)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 4: an exaggerated reaction or display of behavior

Commentary: PRODUCTION[+event][+reaction][+exaggerated][+of_behavior] A display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated

John made such a production over Bob borrowing his coffee cup at work.
She's trying keep her dinner parties from being such big productions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: exhibiting legally relevant information

Commentary: PRODUCTION[+event][+exhibition][+of_information][+legally_relevant] The act of exhibiting something in a court of law

The appellate court demanded the production of all documents.
The prosecution's production of an eye witness was a startling twist in the case.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 6: the act of creating artifacts, often manufacturing

Commentary: PRODUCTION[+event][+creation][+of_artifacts]

He introduced more efficient methods of circuit board production.
Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous.
This model of car is no longer in production.
The film is still in production at the time of this writing. (in the act of creation)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 8