The act or process of producing: timber used for the production of lumber and paper. The fact or process of being produced: a movie going into production. The creation of value or wealth by producing goods and services. The total output, as of a commodity: increased production at the plant. Something produced; a product:"Of all the productions of land, milk is perhaps the most perishable"(Adam Smith). A work of art or literature. A work produced for the stage, screen, television, or radio. A staging or presentation of a theatrical work: a new Broadway production of a musical. A situation or display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated: made a production out of the birthday party.