manufacture


manufacture
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Medieval Latin manufactura, from Latin manu factus, literally, made by hand Date: 1567 1. something made from raw materials by hand or by machinery 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. the act or process of producing something II. verb (-tured; manufacturing) Date: 1648 transitive verb 1. to make into a product suitable for use 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
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3. invent, fabricate <
known to manufacture evidence
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4. to produce as if by manufacturing ; create <
writers who manufacture stories for television
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intransitive verb to engage in manufacture • manufacturability nounmanufacturable adjectivemanufacturing noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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