[ man-yuh-fak-cher ]
/ ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər /
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 invent fictitiously; fabricate; concoct: to manufacture an account of the incident.
to produce in a mechanical way without inspiration or originality: to manufacture a daily quota of poetry.
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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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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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