Etymology
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producer (n.)

1510s, "one who or that which produces;" agent noun from produce (v.). Of entertainments, from 1891; in political economy, "one who causes any article to have an exchangeable value" (opposed to consumer), by 1714 (John Locke).

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Definitions of producer

producer (n.)
someone who manufactures something;
Synonyms: manufacturer
producer (n.)
someone who finds financing for and supervises the making and presentation of a show (play or film or program or similar work);
producer (n.)
something that produces;
Maine is a leading producer of potatoes
this microorganism is a producer of disease
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