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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- 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.
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 ?
Exorbitant duties on imported articles would beget a general spirit of smuggling; which is always prejudicial to the fair trader, and eventually to the revenue itself: they tend to render other classes of the community tributary, in an improper degree, to the manufacturing classes, to whom they give a premature monopoly of the markets; they sometimes force industry out of its more natural channels into others in which it flows with less advantage; and in the last place, they oppress the merchant, who is often obliged to pay them himself without any retribution from the consumer.
Although only just of age - for if my recollection serve me, it has been a manufacturing town barely one-and-twenty years - Lowell is a large, populous, thriving place.
Ezekiel Thrifft, a minister of the gospel, now in the service of the great manufacturing firm of Skinn & Sheer.
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.
Also forget not the strange fact that of all things of ill-savor, Cologne-water, in its rudimental manufacturing stages, is the worst.
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.

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