fabrication vs manufacture what difference

what is difference between fabrication and manufacture

English

Etymology

From Middle French fabrication, from Latin fabricatio

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /fæbɹɪˈkeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

fabrication (countable and uncountable, plural fabrications)

  1. (uncountable) The act of fabricating, framing, or constructing; construction; manufacture
    the fabrication of a bridge, a church, or a government
  2. (countable) That which is fabricated; a falsehood
    The story is doubtless a fabrication.
  3. (cooking) The act of cutting up an animal carcass as preparation for cooking; butchery.

Related terms

  • fabricate
  • fabricating
  • fabric

Translations


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fa.bʁi.ka.sjɔ̃/

Noun

fabrication f (plural fabrications)

  1. manufacture, manufacturing
  2. fabrication
  3. production


English

Etymology

From Middle French manufacture, from Old French, from Medieval Latin manūfactūra (a making by hand), from manufactus, a compound of manu factus, manū being ablative of manus (hand), and factus past participle of faciō (I do, make). (compare main, manual, facture.)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmanjʊˈfaktʃə/, /ˌmanjəˈfaktʃə/, /ˌmanəˈfaktʃə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌmænjuˈfæktʃɚ/, /ˌmænjəˈfæktʃɚ/, /ˌmænəˈfæktʃɚ/
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧fac‧ture
  • Rhymes: -æktʃə(ɹ)

Noun

manufacture (plural manufactures)

  1. The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.
  2. Anything made, formed or produced; product.
    • 1727, Jonathan Swift, A Short View of the State of Ireland
      The roads [are] crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures.
  3. (figuratively) The process of such production; generation, creation.
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      Our lawgivers take special pride in the ever active manufacture of new bills and laws.
  4. (horology) A watch manufacturer that makes its own parts, rather than assembling watches from parts obtained from other firms.

Derived terms

  • manufactural
  • manufacture of consent

Related terms

  • manufact
  • manufactory

Translations

Verb

manufacture (third-person singular simple present manufactures, present participle manufacturing, simple past and past participle manufactured)

  1. To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
  2. (transitive) To work (raw or partly wrought materials) into suitable forms for use.
    to manufacture wool into blankets
  3. (derogatory) To fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.

Related terms

  • manufacturer

Translations

References

  • manufacture in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • “manufacture”, in OED Online ⁠, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

French

Etymology

From Latin manu factura “making by hand”; from manus “hand” + factura “making”, from facere “make”.

Pronunciation

Noun

manufacture f (plural manufactures)

  1. factory

Further reading

  • “manufacture” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle French

Alternative forms

  • manifacture

Etymology

Italian manufactura, from Medieval Latin manufactura.

Noun

manufacture f (plural manufactures)

  1. creation; manufacture

References

  • “manufacture” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (manufacture)

Spanish

Verb

manufacture

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of manufacturar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of manufacturar.

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