Meaning of “manufacture” in the English Dictionary

"manufacture" in British English

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manufactureverb [ T ]

uk /ˌmæn.jəˈfæk.tʃər/ us /ˌmæn.jəˈfæk.tʃɚ/

manufacturenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌmæn.jəˈfæk.tʃər/ us /ˌmæn.jəˈfæk.tʃɚ/

(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 produce goods in large numbers, 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 political crisis manufactured by Republicans.
manufacture
noun [ U ] us /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃər/

Oil is used in the manufacture of synthetic fabrics.
manufacturer
noun [ C ] us /ˌmæn·jəˈfæk·tʃə·rər/

The company makes printed-circuit boards for manufacturers of electronic equipment.

(Definition of “manufacture” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"manufacture" in Business English

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manufactureverb [ T ]

uk /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ us PRODUCTION

to produce goods in large numbers, especially in a factory using machines:

He works for a company that manufactures car parts.
The report notes a rapid decline in manufactured goods.

manufacturenoun

uk /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ us PRODUCTION

[ U ] the process of producing goods 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)