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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a manufacturing/shipping/publishing etc company
▪ I’m working for a printing company at the moment.
computer-aided manufacturing
manufacturing industry (=industries in which goods are produced in factories)
▪ The last twenty years has seen a decline in manufacturing industry.
manufacturing/industrial/agricultural etc output
▪ Korea’s agricultural output
oil/agricultural/manufacturing exports
▪ Oil exports from Iraq have resumed.
the agricultural/manufacturing/industrial sector (=the part of the economy to do with growing food/producing goods)
▪ As the industrial sector grew, more and more of the population moved to the cities.
▪ Among the most obvious categories here are the unskilled, the young, black people and those made redundant from manufacturing.
▪ But without manufacturing, mining, and agriculture the world can not - in the present state of science - survive.
▪ He does not like to talk about manufacturing.
▪ Is this the first job ever conducted against leeches in the food manufacturing premises?
▪ Most people in the area work in manufacturing and services industries with less than one percent working in agriculture.
▪ The post-1977 history of marine manufacturing can be divided into two.
▪ The restructured firm consists of three operating divisions; defence; facilities management; and I-Linie manufacturing management applications for mainframes.
▪ Women were important to the economy in general and especially so in manufacturing.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Manufacturing \Man`u*fac"tur*ing\, a.

  1. Employed, or chiefly employed, in manufacture; as, a manufacturing community; a manufacturing town.

  2. Pertaining to manufacture; as, manufacturing projects.


Manufacture \Man`u*fac"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manufactured; p. pr. & vb. n. Manufacturing.] [Cf. F. manufacturer.]

  1. To make (wares or other products) by hand, by machinery, or by other agency; as, to manufacture cloth, nails, glass, etc.

  2. To work, as raw or partly wrought materials, into suitable forms for use; as, to manufacture wool, cotton, silk, or iron.

  1. Used in manufacturing. n. 1 The action of the verb ''to manufacture''. 2 The transformation of raw materials into finished products, usually on a large scale. v

  2. (present participle of manufacture English)


Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale. Such finished goods may be used for manufacturing other, more complex products, such as aircraft, household appliances or automobiles, or sold to wholesalers, who in turn sell them to retailers, who then sell them to end users and consumers.

Manufacturing takes turns under all types of economic systems. In a free market economy, manufacturing is usually directed toward the mass production of products for sale to consumers at a profit. In a collectivist economy, manufacturing is more frequently directed by the state to supply a centrally planned economy. In mixed market economies, manufacturing occurs under some degree of government regulation.

Modern manufacturing includes all intermediate processes required for the production and integration of a product's components. Some industries, such as semiconductor and steel manufacturers use the term fabrication instead.

The manufacturing sector is closely connected with engineering and industrial design. Examples of major manufacturers in North America include General Motors Corporation, General Electric, Procter & Gamble, General Dynamics, Boeing, Pfizer, and Precision Castparts. Examples in Europe include Volkswagen Group, Siemens, and Michelin. Examples in Asia include Sony, Huawei, Lenovo, Toyota, Samsung, and Bridgestone.

Manufacturing (constituency)

The Manufacturing functional constituency was in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong first created in 1995 as one of the nine new functional constituencies under the electoral reform carried out by the then Governor Chris Patten, in which the electorate consisted of total 113,957 eligible voters worked related to the manufacturing industry.

The Constituency was abolished with the colonial Legislative Council dissolved after the transfer of the sovereignty in 1997.

Usage examples of "manufacturing".

Sherbrooke, Quebec, CAN, just weeks before its manufacturing facilities were annularly hyperfloriated and the company went belly-up.

Most experts believe that only a person, a group, or a country with access to advanced biotechnology would be capable of manufacturing and delivering a lethal anthrax aerosol.

The situation could get worse as automation continues to take over more and more of our manufacturing industries.

Most of that money would go to buy buckytube magnets built on earth, which would go to the manufacturing consortium I was setting up with Stanislaski, so a large chunk of that money would come back to my pocket where I could leverage it back into setting up the system.

The patent team figured out a way to reduce the manufacturing costs on buckytubes somewhat by fabricating them in a buffered aqueous solution, which turned out to mean in saltwater, using some very special salt and precise temperature controls.

Over the past generation as geothermal steam and then hydropower supplemented coal, it had also become a major manufacturing center.

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Evidently he had had a practice in Oregon for a number of years, but both his sons had started up a manufacturing business in Hidalgo del Parral a few years back, and when his wife died a year ago he had moved down here to be near them.

When a huge manufacturing group bought all of our brands, Baby Phat was a very big part of the negotiations because of the tight associations between my name and my face and the actual products.

Such crimes incur considerable fines and if you do not have the wherewithal to pay, you may well find yourself in one of the Virgin workcamps, manufacturing the rattly bits that are put in Ford Escort doors.

The only information recently coming to me which might be of value to you is a statement that factories manufacturing the rocket bomb are situated in Kaniafried, Richshafen, Mitzgennerth, Berlin, Kugellagerwerke Schweinfurt, Wiener Neustadt, and at an isolated factory on the left side of the road going from Vienna to Baden, just south of Vienna.

The manufacturing and farming classes sensu stricto tend to specialize in luxury production for the saur market.

The manufacturing plants there on the cold, windy Falklands built Squeezer machines that would initiate, expand, or contract Squeezer bubbles.

Ulman Strother in 1390 started his paper mill at Nuremberg in Bavaria which was the first paper mill known to have been established in Germany, and is said to have been the only one in Europe then manufacturing paper from linen rags.

Just as genetic engineering is forcing us to reconfigure our ideas about medicine, ethics, agriculture, and manufacturing, so, too, are people such as entrepreneurs, artists, and the transgendered forcing us to reconfigure our ideas about the economy, culture, and gender.