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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VIII. Causation
3. Power in Operation
 
161. Production.
 
  
NOUN:PRODUCTION, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture; building, architecture, erection, edification; coinage; diaster; organization; nisus formativus [L.]; putting together &c. v.; establishment; workmanship, performance; achievement (completion) [See Completion].
  FLOWERING, fructification, fruition; inflorescence.
  BRINGING FORTH &c. v.; parturition, birth, birth throe, childbirth, delivery, confinement, accouchement [F.], travail, labor, midwifery, obstetrics; geniture [obs.]; gestation (maturation) [See Preparation]; assimilation; evolution, development, growth; entelechy; fertilization, gemination, germination, heterogamy, genesis, generation, histogenesis, breeding, begetting, isogamy, epigenesis, procreation, progeneration, propagation; fecundation, impregnation; albumen [See Organization].
  spontaneous generation; archigenesis, archebiosis, abiogenesis, biogenesis, biogeny, dysmerogenesis, eumerogenesis, heterogenesis, oögenesis, merogenesis, metogenesis, monogenesis, parthenogenesis, homogenesis, xenogenesis. 1
  dissogeny, digenesis, physiogeny, phylogeny, ontogeny, ontogenesis, mitosis, xenogeny; theogony, tocogony, tocology, vacuolation, vacuolization.
  PUBLICATION; works, æuvres [F.], opus (pl. opera) [L.]; authorship.
  STRUCTURE, building, edifice, fabric, erection, pile, tower; flower, fruit, blossom.
  
VERB:PRODUCE, perform, operate, do, make, gar [obs.], form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel; build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together; set up, run up; establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute; achieve, accomplish (complete) [See Completion].
  flower, burgeon or bourgeon, blossom, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean [obs.], yean, farrow, drop, pup, whelp, kitten, kindle [obs.], spawn, spat; bear, lay, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world.
  MAKE PRODUCTIVE [See Productiveness]; create; beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate; procreate, progenerate, propagate; engender; bring -, call- into -being, - existence; breed, hatch, develop, bring up.
  INDUCE, superinduce; suscitate [obs.]; cause [See Cause]; acquire [See Acquisition].
  
ADJECTIVE:PRODUCED, PRODUCING &c. v., productive of; prolific [See Productiveness]; creative; formative; procreant, generative, genitive, genetic, genial [rare], genital; pregnant; enceinte [F.], big with, fraught with; in the family way [colloq.], teeming, parturient, in the straw [colloq.], brought to bed of; lying-in; puerperal, puerperous [rare].
  digenetic, heterogenetic, oögenetic, xenogenetic; ectogenous, gamic, hæmatobious, sporogenous, sporophorous.
  ARCHITECTONIC or architectonical, constructive.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Ex nihilo nihil.
  2. Fiat lux.
  3. Materiam superabat opus.—Ovid
  4. He who hath put forth his total strength in fit actions has the richest return of wisdom.—Emerson

Note 1. Huxley. [ back ]

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