[man-yuh-fak-cher] /ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər/
the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale:
the manufacture of television sets.
the making or producing of anything; generation:
the manufacture of body cells.
the thing or material manufactured; product:
Plastic is an important manufacture.
verb (used with object), manufactured, manufacturing.
to make or produce by hand or machinery, especially on a large scale.
to work up (material) into form for use:
to manufacture cotton.
to invent fictitiously; fabricate; concoct:
to manufacture an account of the incident.
to produce in a mechanical way without inspiration or originality:
to manufacture a daily quota of poetry.
to process or make (a product) from a raw material, esp as a large-scale operation using machinery
(transitive) to invent or concoct: to manufacture an excuse
the production of goods, esp by industrial processes
a manufactured product
the creation or production of anything
1560s, “something made by hand,” from Middle French manufacture, from Medieval Latin *manufactura (source of Italian manifattura, Spanish manufactura), from Latin manu, ablative of manus “hand” (see manual (adj.)) + factura “a working,” from past participle stem of facere “to perform” (see factitious). Sense of “process of manufacturing” first recorded c.1600. Related: Manufactures.
1680s, from manufacture (n.). Related: Manufactured; manufacturing; manufacturable.
- Manufacturing automation protocol
protocol (MAP) A set of protocols developed by General Motors based on Token Bus (IEEE 802.4) and giving predictable real-time response. (1994-10-21)
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- Manuka honey
noun 1. honey from the nectar of the manuka tree, often used for medicinal purposes; known as active manuka honey if it has a UMF rating of over 10.
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