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English definition of “plant”


noun (BUILDING/MACHINES)    /plɑːnt/ US  /plænt/
[U] machines used in industry : The industry was accused of having invested little in workers , plant or infrastructure .Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresFactories [C] a factory in which such machines are used: Two more car-assembly plants were closed by the strike .Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresFactories [U] UK a large , heavy machine or vehicle used in industry , for building roads , etc.: The sign by the roadworks said ' Slow - heavy plant crossing '. The firm's main business was plant hire .Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic choresFactoriesTrucks, vans and caravans
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