manufacturing

Use the noun manufacturing when you talk about the process of building or assembling something, especially in a factory.

Manufacturing means "making" or "building," but it's most often used to refer to an automated process of putting something together from parts. For example, your uncle might work in automobile manufacturing — in other words, at a car factory. The noun manufacturing comes from the verb manufacture, or "make," which has a Middle French root, from the Latin manu, "hand," and factura, "a working."

Definitions of manufacturing
  1. noun
    the act of making something (a product) from raw materials
    synonyms: fabrication, manufacture
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    formation, shaping
    the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    newspeak
    deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public
    prefabrication
    the manufacture of sections of a building at the factory so they can be easily and rapidly assembled at the building site
    filing
    the act of using a file (as in shaping or smoothing an object)
    forging
    shaping metal by heating and hammering
    metalwork, metalworking
    the activity of making things out of metal in a skillful manner
    granulation
    the act of forming something into granules or grains
    grooving, rifling
    the cutting of spiral grooves on the inside of the barrel of a firearm
    turning
    the activity of shaping something on a lathe
    type of:
    creating from raw materials
    the act of creating something that is different from the materials that went into it
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