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Meaning of “factory” in the English Dictionary

"factory" in British English

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factorynoun [C]

uk   /ˈfæk.tər.i/  us   /-tɚ.i/
A1 a ​building or set of ​buildings where ​largeamounts of ​goods are made using ​machines: a ​car/​shoe/​textile factory a factory ​worker/​manager

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(Definition of factory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"factory" in American English

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factorynoun [C]

 us   /ˈfæk·tə·ri, ˈfæk·tri/
a ​building or ​buildings where ​people use ​machines to ​producegoods: She ​worked in a factory that ​producedairconditioners.
(Definition of factory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"factory" in Business English

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factorynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈfæktəri/ (plural factories)
PRODUCTION a ​building or set of ​buildings in which ​machines are used to ​produce large ​amounts of ​manufacturedgoods: She ​works in a car factory.a cigarette/clothing/textile, etc. factory The ​textile factory used to be the biggest ​employer in town. Factory ​workersstaged a walk-out last week in a ​dispute over ​pay. You can ​order your ​goodsdirect from the factory.
(Definition of factory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “factory”
in Korean 공장…
in Arabic مَصْنَع, مَعْمَل…
in Malaysian kilang…
in French usine…
in Russian завод, фабрика…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工廠…
in Italian fabbrica…
in Turkish fabrika…
in Polish fabryka, wytwórnia…
in Spanish fábrica…
in Vietnamese nhà máy, xí nghiệp…
in Portuguese fábrica…
in Thai โรงงาน…
in German die Fabrik…
in Catalan fàbrica…
in Japanese 工場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工厂…
in Indonesian pabrik…
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