Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Produced in a large-scale industrial operation. Contrasted with hand-made.

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  • adjective manmade; produced by humans rather than nature
  • adjective by extension not genuine
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of manufacture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective produced in a large-scale industrial operation

Etymologies

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Examples

  • WIAN: Another activist on behalf of illegal aliens, the director of the Central American Resource Center urged San Francisco to, quote, "slow down and not react to what she called a manufactured crisis."

    CNN Transcript Jul 10, 2008

  • KOINANGE: In the meantime, the opposition insists they'll continue to petition the election outcome, unwilling to concede what they call a manufactured victory.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2002

  • Hooper conceded the poster "crosses the line," but refused to renounce the artwork and blamed critics for fomenting what he called a manufactured controversy.

    FOXNews.com

  • Hooper conceded the poster "crosses the line," but refused to renounce the artwork and blamed critics for fomenting what he called a manufactured controversy.

    FOXNews.com

  • A two-time News & Doc Emmy winner and a leader in the newspolling industry, Langer, a pleasant fellow, arrived on campus and did not hesitate to begin bashing the omnipresent Internet click-in polls, which he calls manufactured data that easily "acquiesces to biases."

    Bwog

  • About 19 million people, or 6% of the U.S. population, live in manufactured homes, the MHI says.

    Mobile-Home Makers Try To Stitch Together a Rebound

  • Can I get a simple poll here, how many are using a computer manufactured from a for profit company right now?

    Think Progress » Fox News Scolds WellPoint Rate Hike, Not For Hurting Consumers, But For Energizing Health Reform Advocates

  • Then after all the carpenters, electricians, and plumbers are working in manufactured home factories those factories can be closed and their production move to China.

    Matthew Yglesias » The High Cost of Subsidized Homeownership

  • I mean, sulking through the entire week's presentations because it's all so manufactured is no fun.

    No Winners, No Losers

  • I mean, sulking through the entire week's presentations because it's all so manufactured is no fun.

    Archive 2009-06-01

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