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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.
1710-20; manufacture + -er1 Unabridged
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  • Many electronics manufacturers offer collection programs for electronics.
British Dictionary definitions for manufacturers


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 manufacturers



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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