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noun [C]
/ˈfæktəri/ (plural factories)
PRODUCTION a building or set of buildings in which machines are used to produce large amounts of manufactured goods: She works in a car factory.a cigarette/clothing/textile, etc. factory The textile factory used to be the biggest employer in town. Factory workers staged a walk-out last week in a dispute over pay. You can order your goods direct from the factory. → See also bonded factory
(Definition of factory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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