mass production


: production of goods in considerable quantities usually by machinery
Beginning with the mass production of cotton clothing, the Industrial Revolution produced a parade of synthetic fabrics, including nylon and rayon.Joseph A. Amato
Despite the larger commercial space, Sans Souci maintains their artisanal philosophy: no machines, no preservatives, and no mass production. Everything is hand-dipped and cut.Amy Johansson
We learned about the railroad … and the way the mass production of nails revolutionized the building of balloon-frame houses …David Updike

Examples of mass production in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which means the technologies this bill is meant to be fostering will be competing with solar, wind, and batteries that will have benefitted from decades of price drops that come from mass production. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 21 June 2024 But China’s investment in the future of batteries won’t likely speed up the timetable for mass production and use in production vehicles. IEEE Spectrum, 18 June 2024 All are investing heavily in battery research, aircraft design, futuristic factories for mass production, and the development of vertiports and other landing facilities in urban areas. Daniel Cote, Robb Report, 26 June 2024 At the same time, the company is expanding its manufacturing capabilities, with new facilities opening up around the world that are specifically designed for the mass production of radiopharmaceuticals. Elie Dolgin, Ars Technica, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for mass production 

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mass production was in 1873

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“Mass production.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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