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Meaning of “manufacture” in the English Dictionary

"manufacture" in British English

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manufactureverb [T]

uk   /ˌmæn.jʊˈfæk.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
  • manufacture verb [T] (PRODUCE)

B2 to ​producegoods in ​largenumbers, usually in a ​factory using ​machines: He ​works for a ​company that manufactures ​carparts. The ​reportnotes a ​rapiddecline in manufactured goods.

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  • manufacture verb [T] (INVENT)

to ​invent something, such as an ​excuse or ​story, in ​order to ​deceive someone: She ​insisted that every ​scandalousdetail of the ​story had been manufactured.

manufacturenoun [U]

uk   /ˌmæn.jʊˈfæk.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
the ​process of ​producinggoods: Oil is used in the manufacture of a ​number of ​fabrics. The ​amount of ​recycledglass used in manufacture ​doubled in five ​years.
(Definition of manufacture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manufacture" in American English

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manufactureverb [T]

 us   /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃər/
  • manufacture verb [T] (PRODUCE)

to ​producegoods in ​largenumbers, esp. in a ​factory using ​machines: He ​works for a ​company that manufactures ​toys.
  • manufacture verb [T] (INVENT)

to ​invent something such as a ​situation, ​story, or ​event, esp. to ​deceive someone: The ​president said this is a ​politicalcrisis manufactured by Republicans.
manufacture
noun [U]  us   /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃər/
Oil is used in the manufacture of ​syntheticfabrics.
manufacturer
noun [C]  us   /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃə·rər/
The ​company makes printed-circuit ​boards for manufacturers of ​electronicequipment.
(Definition of manufacture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"manufacture" in Business English

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manufactureverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ PRODUCTION
to ​producegoods in large ​numbers, especially in a ​factory using ​machines: He ​works for a ​company that manufactures ​carparts. The ​reportnotes a rapid ​decline in manufactured ​goods.

manufacturenoun

uk   us   /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ PRODUCTION
[U] the ​process of ​producinggoods in large ​numbers, especially in a ​factory: the manufacture of sth Oil is used in the manufacture of a ​number of ​fabrics. The ​amount of ​recycled glass used in manufacture ​doubled in five ​years.
manufactures [plural] manufactured ​goods: The need to ​export our manufactures remains as ​strong as ever.
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(Definition of manufacture from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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