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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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manufacturingman‧u‧fac‧tur‧ing /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃərɪŋ/ ●●○ W3 noun [uncountable]  TIFthe process or business of producing goods in factoriesproduction Thousands of jobs had been lost in manufacturing. the manufacturing industry
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manufacturingHe does not like to talk about manufacturing.Is this the first job ever conducted against leeches in the food manufacturing premises?Among the most obvious categories here are the unskilled, the young, black people and those made redundant from manufacturing.Women were important to the economy in general and especially so in manufacturing.Most people in the area work in manufacturing and services industries with less than one percent working in agriculture.The restructured firm consists of three operating divisions; defence; facilities management; and I-Linie manufacturing management applications for mainframes.The post-1977 history of marine manufacturing can be divided into two.But without manufacturing, mining, and agriculture the world can not - in the present state of science - survive.
From Longman Business Dictionarymanufacturingman‧u‧fac‧tur‧ing /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃərɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]MANUFACTURING1the process or business of producing goods in factoriesIBM is the world leader in software for manufacturing.The aircraft industry has been one of the few strong spots in US manufacturing.manufacturing adjective [only before a noun]Manufacturing costs increased at a slower rate than sales growth.Few companies are likely to set up manufacturing plants here.2the part of a company that is concerned with making goods, rather than designing or selling thema former head of manufacturing at Chrysler