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"manufacture" in British English

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manufactureverb [T]

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

B2 to produce goods in large numbers, usually in a factory using machines: He works for a company that manufactures car parts. The report notes a rapid decline 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 scandalous detail of the story had been manufactured.

manufacturenoun [U]

uk   /ˌmæn.jəˈfæk.tʃər/  us   /ˌmæn.jəˈfæk.tʃɚ/
the process of producing goods: Oil is used in the manufacture of a number of fabrics. The amount of recycled glass 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 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   us   /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ 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   us   /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ 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)
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