- 1. verbFrom Latin words manus and factura, literally, "put together by hand".Now it means the process of making products by hand, machinery, or other automated means. United States v. Anderson, D.C.Cal., 45 F.Supp. 943, 946.Meaning of word "manufacture," which is defined as the making of goods or wares by manual labor or by machinery, especially on a large scale, has expanded as workmanship and art have advanced, so that now nearly all artificial products of human industry, nearly all such materials as have acquired changed conditions or new and specific combinations, whether from the direct action of the human hand, from chemical processes devised and directed by human skill, or by the employment of machinery, are commonly designated as "manufactured."2. manufacture, noun.The process or operation of making goods or any material produced by hand, by machinery or by other agency; anything made from raw materials by the hand, by machinery, or by art. The production of articles for use from raw or prepared materials by giving such materials new forms, qualities, properties or combinations, whether by hand labor or machine. Cain's Coffee Co. v. City of Muskogee, 171 Okl. 635, 44 P.2d 50, 52.In patent law, any useful product made directly by human labor, or by the aid of machinery directed and controlled by human power, and either from raw materials, or from materials worked up into a new form. Also the process by which such products are made or fashioned
Black's law dictionary. HENRY CAMPBELL BLACK, M. A.. 1990.