manufacturing


manufacturing
manufacturing man‧u‧fac‧tur‧ing [ˌmænjˈfæktʆrɪŋ] noun [uncountable] MANUFACTURING
1. the process or business of producing goods in factories:

• IBM 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.

2. the part of a company that is concerned with making goods, rather than designing or selling them:

• a former head of manufacturing at Chrysler

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manufacturing UK US /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃərɪŋ/ noun [U] (ABBREVIATION mfg.)
PRODUCTION, ECONOMICS the business of producing goods in large numbers, especially in factories: »

The service sector now employs more people than manufacturing.

in manufacturing »

Over 1,000 jobs will be lost, most of them in manufacturing.

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car/furniture/toy manufacturing

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manufacturing facilities/jobs/processes

See also CAD/CAM(Cf. CAD/CAM), COMPUTER-INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING(Cf. ↑computer-integrated manufacturing)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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