producer: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (pru-d'sur, -dy'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who produces.
  2. a person who creates economic value, or produces goods and services.
  3. a person responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of a stage, film, television, or radio production; the person who exercises general supervision of a production and is responsible chiefly for raising money, hiring technicians and artists, etc., required to stage a play, make a motion picture, or the like. Cf.(def. 3).
  4. (formerly) a director of theatrical productions; stage director.
  5. an apparatus for making producer gas.
  6. an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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