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Topic: INDUSTRY

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Latin manu factus 'made by hand'

manufacture

2 noun
     
manufacture2
1 [uncountable]TI the process of making goods or materials using machines, usually in large numbers or amounts:
Cost will determine the methods of manufacture.
2

manufactures

[plural] technicalTI goods that are produced in large quantities using machinery
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