[ man-meyd ]
/ ˈmænˈmeɪd /


produced, formed, or made by humans.
produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes.
  1. (of a fiber) manufactured synthetically from a cellulosic or noncellulosic base; produced chemically.
  2. (of a fabric or garment) constructed of synthetically made fibers.

Origin of man-made

First recorded in 1710–20 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for manmade



made or produced by man; artificial
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Word Origin and History for manmade



also man-made, c.1718, from man (n.) + made. In early use typically of institutions, etc., and opposed to what is natural or god-made. Of fibers, foodstuffs, etc., from mid-20c.

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