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pro·duce • v. / prəˈd(y)oōs; prō-/ [tr.] 1. make or manufacture from components or raw materials: the company has just produced a luxury version of the aircraft. ∎  (of a region, country, or process) yield, grow, or supply: the California vineyards produce excellent wines. ∎  create or form (something) as part of a physical, biological, or chemical process: the plant produces blue flowers in late autumn. ∎  make (something) using creative or mental skills: the garden where the artist produced many of his flower paintings. 2. cause (a particular result or situation) to happen or come into existence: no conventional drugs had produced any significant change. 3. show or provide (something) for consideration, inspection, or use: he produced a sheet of paper from his pocket. 4. administer the financial and managerial aspects of (a movie or broadcast) or the staging of (a play, opera, etc.). ∎  supervise the making of a (musical recording), esp. by determining the overall sound. 5. dated Geom. extend or continue (a line): one side of the triangle was produced. • n. / ˈpräd(y)oōs; ˈprō-/ things that have been produced or grown, esp. by farming: dairy produce. DERIVATIVES: pro·duc·i·bil·i·ty / prəˌd(y)oōsəˈbilətē; prō-/ n. pro·duc·i·ble adj.

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PRODUCE

As a noun, the product of natural growth, labor, or capital. Articles produced or grown from or on the soil, or found in the soil.

As a verb, to bring forward; to show or exhibit; to bring into view or notice; as, to present a play, including its presentation in motion pictures. To produce witnesses or documents at trial in obedience to a subpoena or to be compelled to produce materials subject to discovery rules.

To make, originate, or yield, as gasoline. To bring to the surface, as oil. To yield, as revenue. Thus, funds are produced by taxation, not when the tax is levied, but when the sums are collected.

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produce bring forward XV; bring into existence; extend in length XVI. — L. prōdūcere, f. PRO-1 + dūcere lead.
Hence sb. XVII. So product quantity produced by multiplying XV; thing produced by an operation XVII. — L. prōductum (math.), sb. use of n. pp. of prōdūcere. production XV. — (O)F. — L. productive XVII. — F. or late L.

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