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[man-yuh-fak-cher-er] /ˌmæn yəˈfæk tʃər ər/
a person, group, or company that owns or runs a manufacturing plant.
a person, group, or company that manufactures.
Origin of manufacturer
1710-20; manufacture + -er1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for manufacturer
  • No other mainframe manufacturer made the transition.
  • The manufacturer has made some data from the studies available to the press.
  • The city is still the country's leading manufacturer of ceramics, with a majority of its population connected to the industry.
  • Your phone manufacturer should announce this capability soon.
  • Call the manufacturer or retailer if the owner's manual is unclear.
  • Once it has a car, the manufacturer must prove it is safe, reliable and user-friendly.
  • So, worried phone calls to the manufacturer and then to the vet.
  • Maintain your system and change air filters regularly, as recommended by the product manufacturer.
  • Tool manufacturer product testing: not as sophisticated as you think.
  • The submersible's manufacturer offers technical details.
British Dictionary definitions for manufacturer


a person or business concern that manufactures goods or owns a factory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for manufacturer

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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