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factory

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noun fac·to·ry \ˈfak-t(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of factory

  • : a building or group of buildings where products are made

Full Definition of factory

plural fac·to·ries

  1. 1 :  a station where factors reside and trade <a colonial factory>

  2. 2 a :  a building or set of buildings with facilities for manufacturing b :  the seat of some kind of production <the vice factories of the slums>

fac·to·ry·like play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of factory

  1. She got a job in the factory.

  2. <the new factory will create hundreds of much-needed jobs>



1582

First Known Use of factory

1582



FACTORY Defined for Kids

factory

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noun fac·to·ry \ˈfak-tə-rē, ˈfak-trē\

Definition of factory

plural fac·to·ries

  1. :  a place where products are manufactured



Word Root of factory

The Latin word facere, meaning “to make” or “to do,” and its form factus give us the roots fic, fact, and fect. Words from the Latin facere have something to do with making or doing something. To manufacture is to make goods. This is often done in a factory. Something difficult is hard to do. Anything effective does what it is meant to do.



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