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English definition of “plant”

plant

noun     /plɑːnt/ US   /plænt/ PRODUCTION
[C] a factory or other place where goods are manufactured or resources such as energy are produced: The city is considering shutting down a major power plant for environmental reasons. A series of recent plant closures has left hundreds of people out of work. industrial/manufacturing/processing plant assembly/chemical/bottling plant
[U] large pieces of equipment and machinery that are used in manufacturing processes: plant and equipment/machinery Improved market conditions worldwide are driving investments in new plant and equipment.
→ See also assembly plant, manufacturing plant
(Definition of plant noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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