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"prefabricated" in British English

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prefabricatedadjective

uk   /ˌpriːˈfæb.rɪ.keɪ.tɪd/  us   /-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   us   /-fæb.rɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of prefabricated from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​extraclassrooms.
(Definition of prefabricated from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prefabricated”
in Spanish prefabricado…
in Vietnamese làm sẵn…
in Malaysian pasang siap…
in Thai ซึ่งสร้างไว้ล่วงหน้า…
in French préfabriqué…
in German Fertig-……
in Chinese (Simplified) 预制的,预制装配的…
in Indonesian siap pasang…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預製的,預先建造的…
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