Meaning of “manufacturer” in the English Dictionary

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"manufacturer" in British English

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

B2 [ C ] a company that produces goods in large numbers:

Germany is a major manufacturer of motor cars.
Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

More examples

  • The design company is planning to join up with a shoe manufacturer and create a new range of footwear.
  • They are the world's leading manufacturer of audio equipment.
  • They're trying to restore the good name of the manufacturer.
  • Any manufacturer who does not conform to the standards could be prosecuted under the Consumers Protection Act, 1987.
  • One computer manufacturer towers above all the rest.

(Definition of “manufacturer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"manufacturer" in Business English

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manufacturernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃər/ us

PRODUCTION a company or country that produces goods in large numbers:

a manufacturer of sth They are a manufacturer of computer parts for Hewlett Packard.
leading/major manufacturer The company quickly became a leading manufacturer of TVs.
a car/computer/clothing manufacturer
Among manufacturers, sales and orders are at a 12-month high.

(Definition of “manufacturer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)