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pre·fab

 (prē′făb′) Informal
adj.
Prefabricated.
n.
Something prefabricated, especially a building or section of a building.

pre′fab′ v.

prefab

(ˈpriːˌfæb)
n
(Building)
a. a building that is prefabricated, esp a small house
b. (as modifier): a prefab house.

pre•fab

(adj., n. ˈpriˌfæb; v. priˈfæb)

adj., n., v. -fabbed, -fab•bing. Informal. adj.
1. prefabricated.
n.
2. something that is prefabricated, as a building or fixture.
v.t.
3. to prefabricate.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prefab - a prefabricated structureprefab - a prefabricated structure    
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Adj.1.prefab - manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere; "a pre structure"
ready-made - made for purchase and immediate use
Translations

prefab

[ˈpriːfæb] Ncasa f prefabricada

prefab

[ˈpriːfæb] n abbr (=prefabricated building) → préfabriqué m

prefab

nFertighaus nt

prefab

[ˈpriːˌfæb] n (fam) → casetta prefabbricata
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