mass production


Definition of 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

First Known Use of mass production

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Mass production.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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