[ man-yuh-fak-cher, man-uh- ]
/ ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər, ˌmæn ə- /
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the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale: the manufacture of television sets.
the making or producing of anything; generation: the manufacture of body cells.
the thing or material manufactured; product: Plastic is an important manufacture.
verb (used with object), man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing.
to make or produce by hand or machinery, especially on a large scale.
to work up (material) into form for use: to manufacture cotton.
to produce in a mechanical way without inspiration or originality: to manufacture a daily quota of poetry.
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Origin of manufacture
First recorded in 1560–70; from Middle French manufacture “the action or process of making; a factory,” equivalent to Latin manū “by hand”, ablative singular of manus “hand” + Middle French facture “making, construction” (from Late Latin factūra “action of creating, a creation, piece of handiwork,” from Latin factūra “act of fashioning; metal working,” a derivative of facere “to make, do”); the verb is derivative of the noun
synonym study for manufacture
4. Manufacture, assemble, fabricate apply to processes in industry. Manufacture, originally to make by hand, now means to make by machine or by industrial process: to manufacture rubber tires. To assemble is to fit together the manufactured parts of something mechanical: to assemble an automobile. To fabricate is to construct or build by fitting standardized parts together: to fabricate houses. See also make1.
OTHER WORDS FROM manufacture
man·u·fac·tur·a·ble, adjectiveman·u·fac·tur·al, adjectivenon·man·u·fac·ture, nounnon·man·u·fac·tured, adjective
non·man·u·fac·tur·ing, nounpre·man·u·fac·ture, verb (used with object), pre·man·u·fac·tured, pre·man·u·fac·tur·ing.sem·i·man·u·fac·tured, adjectivesem·i·man·u·fac·tur·ing, nounun·man·u·fac·tur·a·ble, adjectiveun·man·u·fac·tured, adjectivewell-man·u·fac·tured, adjective
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How to use manufacture in a sentence
Aerosols also are spewed as people extract metal from rocks, manufacture products, farm the land and use household cleansers and other products that scent the air.Explainer: What are aerosols?|Ellie Broadman|February 18, 2021|Science News For Students
British Dictionary definitions for manufacture
/ (ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃə) /
to process or make (a product) from a raw material, esp as a large-scale operation using machinery
(tr) to invent or concoctto manufacture an excuse
the production of goods, esp by industrial processes
a manufactured product
the creation or production of anything
Derived forms of manufacturemanufacturable, adjectivemanufacturing, noun, adjective
Word Origin for manufacture
C16: from obsolete manufact hand-made, from Late Latin manūfactus, from Latin manus hand + facere to make
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