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  1. fac·to·ry
    IPA[ˈfakt(ə)rē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine:

      a clothing factory factory workers
    • 2. a person, group, or institution that continually produces a great quantity of something specified:

      a huge factory of lying, slander, and bad English
    • 3. an establishment for traders carrying on business in a foreign country:

      he is chaplain to the British factory at St. Petersburg
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: factory, plural noun: factories

    • noun

      a building or group of buildings where goods are manufactured or assembled chiefly by machine:

      a person or organization that continually produces a great quantity of something specified:

    • noun

      a fishing or whaling ship, or a ship accompanying a fishing or whaling fleet, with facilities for immediate processing of the catch.
    • noun

      a system of rearing livestock using intensive methods, by which poultry, pigs, or cattle are confined indoors under strictly controlled conditions.
    • noun

      a high school having a high proportion of students who drop out before completing their course of study.
    • noun

      the workers in a company or industry, rather than the management:
    • noun

      a store in which goods, especially surplus stock, are sold directly by the manufacturers at a discount.
    • adjective

      denoting a discounted price at which merchandise is sold directly from the manufacturer, typically requiring the buyer to arrange delivery:
    • noun

      an official employed to ensure that factories operate in accordance with official regulations:
    • adjective

      manufactured in a factory rather than made by hand:
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