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fac•to•ry(ˈfæk tə ri, -tri)
n., pl. -ries.
factory- Originally a place where traders did their business in another country, based on Latin factorium, "an oil press" (for olive oil).
Factorya body of factors, or workers, 1702.
factory works mill plant
A building where machines are used to make things is usually called a factory.
After works you can use either a singular or plural form of a verb.
A building where a particular material is made is often called a mill.
A building where chemicals are produced is called a chemical plant.
A power station can also be referred to as a plant.
Manufacture refers to the process of making goods using machines. Manufacture is an uncountable noun.
Don't use 'manufacture' to refer to a building where machines are used to make things. Use factory.
|Noun||1.||factory - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing|
assembly plant - a factory where manufactured parts are assembled into a finished product
cannery - a factory where food is canned
chemical plant - an industrial plant where chemicals are produced
closed-circuit television - a television system that is not used for broadcasting but is connected by cables to designated monitors (as in a factory or theater)
conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyor, conveyer, transporter - a moving belt that transports objects (as in a factory)
paper mill - a mill where paper is manufactured
industrial plant, plant, works - buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
assembly line, production line, line - mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it
shop floor - workplace consisting of the part of a factory housing the machines; "the productive work is done on the shop floor"
sweatshop - factory where workers do piecework for poor pay and are prevented from forming unions; common in the clothing industry
textile mill - a factory for making textiles
uptime - a period of time when something (as a machine or factory) is functioning and available for use
factory farming N → cría f intensiva
factory floor N → fábrica f
workers on the factory floor → trabajadores mpl de fábrica
factory floor opinion → opinión f de los obreros
factory inspector N → inspector(a) m/f de trabajo
factory ship N → buque m factoría
factory work N → trabajo m de fábrica
factory worker N → obrero/a m/f industrial
weapons factory → usine m d'armement
furniture factory → fabrique f de meubles
factory worker → ouvrier/ière m/f
factory owner → propriétaire mf d'usineFactory Acts npl (British) ensemble des lois qui régissait les conditions de travail dans les usines au XIXe sièclefactory farming n → élevage m industrielfactory floor n
the factory floor (= workers) → les ouvriers mpl (= workshop) → l'usine f
on the factory floor → dans les ateliersfactory outlet factory shop n → magasin m d'usinefactory ship n → navire-usine m