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manufacture

Overview

This page has 13 definitions of manufacture with English translations in 4 languages. Manufacture is a noun and verb. Examples of how to use manufacture in a sentence are shown. Also define these 27 related words and terms: make, good, made, formed, produced, product, production, generation, creation, watch, manufacturer, part, tool, physical, labor, machinery, derogatory, fabricate, false, evidence, factory, manufacture, usted, manufacturar, yo, él, and ella.

See also: manufacturé

English

Etymology

From Middle French manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin manūfactūra (a making by hand), from manufactus, a compound of manu factus, manū being ablative of manus (hand), and factus past participle of faciō (I do, make). (compare main, manual, facture.)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmænjuˈfæktʃɚ/
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧fac‧ture
  • Rhymes: -æktʃə(ɹ)

Noun

manufacture (plural manufactures)

  1. The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.
    • 2009 April 3, Olivia Feld, “New gum could mean sticky end for mess”, in CNN.com[1]:
      After years of exporting the gum base to be used as an ingredient in the manufacture of regular chewing gum, the cooperative recently decided to start making its own gum using only chicle gum base and natural flavorings and sweeteners
  2. Anything made, formed or produced; product.
    • Formed definition
      simple past tense and past participle of form
    • Produced definition
      simple past tense and past participle of produce
  3. (figuratively) The process of such production; generation, creation.
  4. (horology) A watch manufacturer that makes its own parts, rather than assembling watches from parts obtained from other firms.
    • Manufacturer definition
      A person or company that manufactures

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Translations

Verb

manufacture (third-person singular simple present manufactures, present participle manufacturing, simple past and past participle manufactured)

  1. To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
    • 2008 July 23, Michael Brooks, “Comment: It's time for the Vatican to accept IVF”, in New Scientist[2]:
      Scientists are learning how to manufacture sperm and egg cells from other types of cell; others are developing "alternative" wombs
  2. (transitive) To work (raw or partly wrought materials) into suitable forms for use.
    to manufacture wool into blankets
  3. (derogatory) To fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.
    • 2000 December 10, Daniel Zalewski, “The Misinformation Age”, in New York Times[3]:
      Digital technology has made it so easy to manufacture lies that it's become difficult to separate fact from fiction.
    • Fabricate definition
      To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to construct; to build. (1 of 4 fabricate definitions)

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Translations

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References


French

Etymology

From Latin manu factura "making by hand"; from manus "hand" + factura "making", from facere "make".

Noun

manufacture f (plural manufactures)

  1. factory

Further reading


Middle French

Alternative forms

Etymology

Italian manufactura, from Medieval Latin manufactura.

Noun

manufacture f (plural manufactures)

  1. creation; manufacture

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Spanish

Verb

manufacture

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of manufacturar.
    • Manufacturar definition
      to manufacture
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
    • Él definition
      he
    • Ella definition
      she