Manufacture vs Formation - What's the difference?

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Manufacture is a related term of formation.

As a verb manufacture

is .

As a noun formation is




(en noun)
  • The action or process of making goods systematically or on a large scale.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2009 , date=April 3 , author=Olivia Feld , title=New gum could mean sticky end for mess , work= citation , page= , passage=After years of exporting the gum base to be used as an ingredient in the manufacture of regular chewing gum, the cooperative recently decided to start making its own gum using only chicle gum base and natural flavorings and sweeteners}}
  • Anything made, formed or produced; product.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures .
  • (figuratively) The process of such production; generation, creation.
  • * 1919 , :
  • Our lawgivers take special pride in the ever active manufacture of new bills and laws.

    Derived terms

    * manufactural * manufacture of consent


  • To make things, usually on a large scale, with tools and either physical labor or machinery.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2008 , date=July 23 , author=Michael Brooks , title=Comment: It's time for the Vatican to accept IVF , work= citation , page= , passage=Scientists are learning how to manufacture sperm and egg cells from other types of cell; others are developing "alternative" wombs}}
  • To work (raw or partly wrought materials) into suitable forms for use.
  • to manufacture wool into blankets
  • (derogatory) To fabricate; to create false evidence to support a point.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2000 , date=December 10 , author=Daniel Zalewski , title=The Misinformation Age , work= citation , page= , passage=Digital technology has made it so easy to manufacture lies that it's become difficult to separate fact from fiction.}}


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    (en noun)
  • Something possessing structure or form.
  • The act of assembling a group or structure.
  • (geology) A rock or face of a mountain.
  • (military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
  • (military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
  • The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
  • Synonyms

    * (military grouping of units) battle group, brigade group, task force, combat team * (military arrangement of forces) tactical formation, battle formation