facture

noun
fac·​ture | \ ˈfak-chər How to pronounce facture (audio) \

Definition of facture

: the manner in which something (such as a painting) is made

First Known Use of facture

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for facture

Middle English, "manner of making, shape," borrowed from Anglo-French, borrowed from Latin factūra "working (of metal), make, fashion," from factus (past participle of facere "to make, do") + -ūra -ure — more at fact

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“Facture.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/facture. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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