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

  

manufacturing

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmænjuˈfæktʃərɪŋ//
 
[uncountable] Manufacturing
 
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the business or industry of producing goods in large quantities in factories, etc. Many jobs in manufacturing were lost during the recession. The company has established its first manufacturing base in Europe. See related entries: ManufacturingExtra examples He now works on the manufacturing side of the business. The company set up a manufacturing operation in Lisbon. the decline in the country’s manufacturing base
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: manufacturing