The manner in which something, especially a work of art, is made: "the gummy surfaces, spectral smudges and woozy contours that ... appear in counterpoint to the clear, bright facture that had heretofore been [the artist's] hallmark" (Robert Shorr).
[French, from Latin factūra, a working or making; see feature.]
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1. (Building) construction
2. workmanship; quality
[C15: from Old French, from Latin factūra]
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the act, process, or manner of making something.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin factūra]
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