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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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For The Provision Of Two (2) Single Prefab Units At 2 Locations In Kildare, The Provision Of The Prefabs Is To Include All The Associated Site / Civil / Install And Fitout Works.
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Plant Prefab, for its part, bills itself as the "first home factory in the nation focused on sustainable construction, materials, processes and operations." It also claims that, compared with traditional builders, its approach reduces construction time by 50% and costs by 10% to 25% in major cities.
A recent crop of start-ups like Plant Prefab has set out to change that by working with architects to develop high-end designs that cater to wealthier customers who demand modern finishes and environment-friendly materials.
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