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man·u·fac·ture

 (măn′yə-făk′chər)
v. man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing, man·u·fac·tures
v.tr.
1.
a. To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product, especially by means of a large-scale industrial operation.
b. To make or process (a product), especially with the use of industrial machines.
2. To create, produce, or turn out in a mechanical manner: "His books seem to have been manufactured rather than composed" (Dwight Macdonald).
3. To concoct or invent; fabricate: manufacture an excuse.
v.intr.
To make or process goods, especially in large quantities and by means of industrial machines.
n.
1.
a. The act, craft, or process of manufacturing products, especially on a large scale.
b. An industry in which mechanical power and machinery are employed.
2. A product that is manufactured.
3. The making or producing of something.

[From French, manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin *manūfactūra : Latin manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + Latin factūra, working of a metal, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

man′u·fac′tur·a·ble adj.
man′u·fac′tur·al adj.
man′u·fac′tur·ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manufacturing - the act of making something (a product) from raw materialsmanufacturing - the act of making something (a product) from raw materials; "the synthesis and fabrication of single crystals"; "an improvement in the manufacture of explosives"; "manufacturing is vital to Great Britain"
creating from raw materials - the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
formation, shaping - the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
newspeak - deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public; "the welfare state brought its own newspeak"
prefabrication - the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site
Translations

manufacturing

[ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃərɪŋ]
A. Nfabricación f
B. CPD [town, city, sector] → industrial, manufacturero/a
manufacturing base Nbase f industrial
manufacturing capacity Ncapacidad f de fabricación
manufacturing costs NPLcostes mpl de fabricación
manufacturing industries NPLindustrias fpl manufactureras

manufacturing

[ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃərɪŋ]
n (= sector) → industrie f
Thousands of jobs in manufacturing are going every week → Des milliers d'emplois dans l'industrie sont supprimés chaque semaine.
modif [sector, output, job] → industriel(le) manufacturing industry, manufacturing plant, manufacturing processmanufacturing industry nplindustrie f de transformationmanufacturing plant nunité f de production, usine fmanufacturing process nprocessus m de fabrication

manufacturing

adjHerstellungs-, Produktions-; industryverarbeitend; manufacturing techniques/costs/processHerstellungs- or Produktionstechniken pl/-kosten pl/-verfahren nt; manufacturing companyHerstellerfirma f; manufacturing town/cityIndustriestadt f; manufacturing outputProduktionsmenge f; the manufacturing sectordas verarbeitende Gewerbe
nErzeugung f, → Herstellung f
References in classic literature ?
Also forget not the strange fact that of all things of ill-savor, Cologne-water, in its rudimental manufacturing stages, is the worst.
The teachers of Sunday-schools among the manufacturing population of England, and among plantation-hands in our country, could perhaps testify to the same result, there and here.
On that same occasion I learned, for the first time, from Miss Abbot's communications to Bessie, that my father had been a poor clergyman; that my mother had married him against the wishes of her friends, who considered the match beneath her; that my grandfather Reed was so irritated at her disobedience, he cut her off without a shilling; that after my mother and father had been married a year, the latter caught the typhus fever while visiting among the poor of a large manufacturing town where his curacy was situated, and where that disease was then prevalent: that my mother took the infection from him, and both died within a month of each other.
So on the fourth day from that time, Silas and Eppie, in their Sunday clothes, with a small bundle tied in a blue linen handkerchief, were making their way through the streets of a great manufacturing town.
My father offered them the use of his factory, his machines, and his raw cotton on the following conditions: They were to work long and hard, early and late, to add fresh value to his raw cotton by manufacturing it.
He was for a couple of years the total engineering and manufacturing department of the telephone business, and by 1880 had taken out sixty patents for his own suggestions.
A landed interest, a manufacturing interest, a mercantile interest, a moneyed interest, with many lesser interests, grow up of necessity in civilized nations, and divide them into different classes, actuated by different sentiments and views.
At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged, the feudal organisation of agriculture and manufacturing industry, in one word, the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters.
The panorama passed before their eyes like a flash, save when the steam concealed it fitfully from the view; the travellers could scarcely discern the fort of Chupenie, twenty miles south-westward from Benares, the ancient stronghold of the rajahs of Behar; or Ghazipur and its famous rose-water factories; or the tomb of Lord Cornwallis, rising on the left bank of the Ganges; the fortified town of Buxar, or Patna, a large manufacturing and trading-place, where is held the principal opium market of India; or Monghir, a more than European town, for it is as English as Manchester or Birmingham, with its iron foundries, edgetool factories, and high chimneys puffing clouds of black smoke heavenward.
My attention was diverted from this death flurry by a furious yelling, like that of the thing called a siren in our manufacturing towns.
In short, the business of manufacturing the more fanciful viands was fast passing out of the hinds of maids and matrons in private families, and was becoming the work of a special commercial organ.
For three or four hours I was engaged in manufacturing pop-guns, but at last made over my good-will and interest in the concern to a lad of remarkably quick parts, whom I soon initiated into the art and mystery.

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