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v. man·u·fac·tured, man·u·fac·tur·ing, man·u·fac·tures
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.
To make or process goods, especially in large quantities and by means of industrial machines.
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- in Indo-European roots + Latin factūra, working of a metal, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

man′u·fac′tur·a·ble adj.
man′u·fac′tur·al adj.
man′u·fac′tur·ing n.


(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) relating to manufacture
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