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manufacture

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noun man·u·fac·ture \ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər, ˌma-nə-\

Simple Definition of manufacture

  • : the process of making products especially with machines in factories

Full Definition of manufacture

  1. 1 :  something made from raw materials by hand or by machinery

  2. 2 a :  the process of making wares by hand or by machinery especially when carried on systematically with division of labor b :  a productive industry using mechanical power and machinery

  3. 3 :  the act or process of producing something

Examples of manufacture

  1. materials used in the manufacture of cars

  2. We're developing new methods of paper manufacture.



Origin of manufacture

Middle French, from Medieval Latin manufactura, from Latin manu factus, literally, made by hand


First Known Use: 1567

Rhymes with manufacture


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manufacture

verb man·u·fac·ture

Simple Definition of manufacture

  • : to make (something) usually in large amounts by using machines

  • : to create (something, such as a false story or explanation) by using your imagination often in order to trick or deceive someone

Full Definition of manufacture

manufacturedmanufactur·ing \-ˈfak-chə-riŋ, -ˈfak-shriŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make into a product suitable for use

  3. 2 a :  to make from raw materials by hand or by machinery b :  to produce according to an organized plan and with division of labor c :  prefabricate <a manufactured home>

  4. 3 :  invent, fabricate <known to manufacture evidence>

  5. 4 :  to produce as if by manufacturing :  create <writers who manufacture stories for television>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to engage in manufacture

man·u·fac·tur·abil·i·ty \-ˌfak-chə-rə-ˈbi-lə-tē, -ˌfak-shrə-ˈbi-\ noun
man·u·fac·tur·able \-ˈfak-chə-rə-bəl, -ˈfak-shrə-bəl\ adjective
manufacturing noun

MANUFACTURE Defined for Kids

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manufacture

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verb man·u·fac·ture \ˌman-yə-ˈfak-chər\

Definition of manufacture

man·u·fac·turedman·u·fac·tur·ing

  1. 1 :  to make from raw materials by hand or machinery

  2. 2 :  to create using the imagination often in order to deceive <He manufactures excuses for being absent.>

man·u·fac·tur·er noun


Word Root of manufacture

The Latin word facere, meaning “to make” or “to do,” and its form factus give us the roots fic, fact, and fect. Words from the Latin facere have something to do with making or doing something. To manufacture is to make goods. This is often done in a factory. Something difficult is hard to do. Anything effective does what it is meant to do.


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manufacture

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noun man·u·fac·ture

Definition of manufacture

  1. 1 :  the making of products by hand or machinery

  2. 2 :  production 2 <the manufacture of blood in the body>





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