Etymology
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production (n.)

c. 1400, produccioun, "a coming into being," from Old French production "production, exhibition" (13c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productionem (nominative productio) "a prolonging, lengthening," noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin producere "bring forth" (see produce (v.)). Meaning "that which is produced" is mid-15c. Colloquial sense of "fuss, commotion" is from 1941, transferred from the meaning "theatrical performance" (1894).

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overproduction (n.)

also over-production, "excessive production, production of commodities in excess of normal demand," 1822, from over- + production.

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mass-produce (v.)

"to manufacture in large quantities by standardized process," 1921, probably a back-formation from mass production (1919),  from mass (n.1) + production (v.). Related: Mass-produced; mass-producing.

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banana republic (n.)

"small Central American state with an economy dependent on banana production," 1901, American English.

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sexology (n.)

"scientific study of sex and sexual relations," 1902, from sex (n.) + -ology. Related: Sexologist.

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fraternization (n.)

1792, "act of uniting as brothers," noun of action from fraternize on model of French fraternisation. In reference to friendly relations between occupying soldiers and occupied civilians, from 1851; in reference to intimate relations as a violation of military discipline from 1944 (see fraternize).

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teratogeny (n.)

"the production of monsters," 1855, from terato- + -geny. Related: Teratogenesis.

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PR (n.)

also P.R.; 1942, abbreviation of public relations (see public (adj.) ).

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pre-packaged (adj.)

"packaged at the site of production," 1944, from pre- "before" + package (v.).

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relativism (n.)

1865, in philosophy, "the doctrine that knowledge is only of relations," from relative (adj.) + -ism. Compare relativist.

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