Meaning of “prefabricated” in the English Dictionary

"prefabricated" in British English

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prefabricatedadjective

uk /ˌpriːˈfæb.rɪ.keɪ.tɪd/ us /ˌpriːˈfæb.rə.keɪ.t̬ɪd/ informal prefab, US also prebuilt

Prefabricated buildings or objects are built from parts that have been made in a factory and can be put together quickly:

a prefabricated house
prefabrication
noun [ U ] uk /ˌpriː.fæb.rɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpriː.fæb.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

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

"prefabricated" in American English

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prefabricatedadjective [ not gradable ]

us /priˈfæb·rɪˌkeɪ·t̬ɪd/ infml prefab, /ˈpri·fæb/

built from parts that have been made in a factory and can be put together quickly:

Our school is using prefabricated buildings for extra classrooms.

(Definition of “prefabricated” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)