transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from mass production Date: 1923 to produce in quantity usually by machinery • mass production noun

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  • mass produce — UK US (also mass produce) verb [T] PRODUCTION ► to produce large numbers of goods, often by using machines in a factory: »They now mass produce cars to meet a wider market. mass produced (also mass produced) adjective ► »Buying bulk works for… …   Financial and business terms

  • mass-produce — ˌmass proˈduce verb [transitive] MANUFACTURING to produce something in large amounts using machinery, so that each object is the same and can be sold cheaply: • The gun was simpler and easier to mass produce than its German rival. mass produced… …   Financial and business terms

  • mass-produce — (v.) 1921, from MASS (Cf. mass) (n.1) + PRODUCE (Cf. produce) (v.). Related: Mass produced; mass producing …   Etymology dictionary

  • mass-produce — mass produces, mass producing, mass produced VERB If someone mass produces something, they make it in large quantities, usually by machine. This means that the product can be sold cheaply. [V n] ...the invention of machinery to mass produce… …   English dictionary

  • mass-produce — v. t. To produce on a large scale. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mass-produce — mass′ produce′ v. t. duced, duc•ing bus to produce (goods) in large quantities, esp. by machinery mass′ produc′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • mass produce — index manufacture Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mass-produce — verb produce on a large scale • Hypernyms: ↑manufacture, ↑fabricate, ↑construct • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * ˌmass proˈduce [mass produce mass produces …   Useful english dictionary

  • mass-produce — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms mass produce : present tense I/you/we/they mass produce he/she/it mass produces present participle mass producing past tense mass produced past participle mass produced business to make a product in large… …   English dictionary

  • mass-produce — /ˌmæs prə dju:s/ verb to manufacture identical products in large quantities ● to mass produce cars …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • mass-produce — mass producer, n. mass producible, adj. /mas preuh doohs , dyoohs /, v.t., mass produced, mass producing. to produce or manufacture (goods) in large quantities, esp. by machinery. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

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