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manufacturer

[man-yuh-fak-cher-er] /ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər ər/
noun
1.
a person, group, or company that owns or runs a manufacturing plant.
2.
a person, group, or company that manufactures.
Origin of manufacturer
1710-1720
1710-20; manufacture + -er1
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manufacturer

/ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃərə/
noun
1.
a person or business concern that manufactures goods or owns a factory
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Word Origin and History for manufacturer
n.

1719, "worker in a manufacturing establishment," agent noun from manufacture (v.). Meaning "one who employs workers in manufacturing" is from 1752.

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