manufacture

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin manūfactūra (a making by hand), from manufactus, a compound of manu factus, manū being ablative of manus (hand), and factus past participle of faciō (I do, make). (compare main, manual, facture.)

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): ˌmænjuˈfæktʃɚ
    Hyphenation: man‧u‧fac‧ture
  • Rhymes: -æktʃə(r)

NounEdit

manufacture (plural manufactures)

  1. The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.
    • 2009 April 3, Olivia Feld, “New gum could mean sticky end for mess”, CNN.com:
      After years of exporting the gum base to be used as an ingredient in the manufacture of regular chewing gum, the cooperative recently decided to start making its own gum using only chicle gum base and natural flavorings and sweeteners
  2. Anything made, formed or produced; product.
    • Jonathan Swift
      The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures.
  3. (figuratively) The process of such production; generation, creation.

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VerbEdit

manufacture (third-person singular simple present manufactures, present participle manufacturing, simple past and past participle manufactured)

  1. To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
  2. (transitive) To work (raw or partly wrought materials) into suitable forms for use.
    to manufacture wool into blankets
  3. (derogatory) To fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.
    • 2000 December 10, Daniel Zalewski, “The Misinformation Age”, New York Times:
      Digital technology has made it so easy to manufacture lies that it's become difficult to separate fact from fiction.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin manu factura "making by hand"; from manus "hand" + factura "making", from facere "make".

NounEdit

manufacture f (plural manufactures)

  1. factory

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

manufacture

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of manufacturar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
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