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man·u·fac·ture

manufacture

 
 
pronunciation:
maen y faek chr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: manufactures, manufacturing, manufactured
definition 1: to make by machine in a large quantity.
This factory manufactures car parts.
similar words:
assemble, build, construct, make, mill, process, produce
definition 2: to invent; make up.
We had to manufacture a good excuse for being late.
synonyms:
concoct, invent
similar words:
contrive, create, devise, produce
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the making of goods on a large scale.
Switzerland is famous for the manufacture of chocolate.
synonyms:
mass production
similar words:
construction, creation, formation, production
derivations: manufacturable (adj.), manufacturer (n.)
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  • manufacturing:
    the business of making things by machine in large quantities.
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The word manufacture contains the following parts:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".
man, mani, manu, main Latin root that means hand
-ure Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or process of
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The suffix -ure attaches to Latin verb roots and English verbs.