Definition of manufacture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃər//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the process of producing goods in large quantities synonym mass production the manufacture of cars What is the date of manufacture? See related entries: Manufacturing
  2. 2manufactures [plural] (specialist) manufactured goods a major importer of cotton manufactures
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent. (as noun, denoting something made by hand): from French (re-formed by association with Latin manu factum ‘made by hand’), from Italian manifattura. The verb dates from the mid 17th cent.Extra examples The date of manufacture of the jewellery has not been authenticated. They commenced large-scale commercial manufacture of the chairs in January. cotton ropes of local manufacture car/​steel production/​manufacture cloth/​vehicle manufacture manufacturing industry
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