Definition of Factory

1. Noun. A plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing.

Definition of Factory

1. n. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers.

Definition of Factory

1. Noun. (obsolete) A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country. ¹

2. Noun. (rare) The position or state of being a factor. ¹

3. Noun. A building or other place where manufacturing takes place. ¹

4. Noun. A device which produces or manufactures something. ¹

5. Noun. (programming) In a computer program or library, a function or method which creates an object. ¹

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Definition of Factory

1. a building or group of buildings in which goods are manufactured [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Factory

1. Origin: Cf. F. Factorerie. 1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. "The Company's factory at Madras." 2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory. 3. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory. Factory leg, a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Factory

factory (current term)
factory farm
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Literary usage of Factory

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"Eng M 62:112 О '16 How to increase factory efficiency. О. М. Becker. ... Lit Digest 52:117 Ja 15 '16 factory clubs. See Industrial clubs factory costs. ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Review of New Danish factory act (Bull. v. 4 bureau labor statistics 1902: ... Some results of English factory legislation and Inspection; by deputy, ..."

3. Annual Reportby New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Dept. of Labor by New York (State), Bureau of Statistics, Dept. of Labor (1902)
"The factory inspector may appoint one or more of such deputies to act as clerk ... General powers and duties of factory inspector.—The factory inspector may ..."

4. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"Along with the development of the factory system and of the revolution in agriculture ... The principle, carried out in the factory system, of analysing the ..."

5. The Shoe Industry by Frederick James Allen (1916)
"factory Service and Office Service. factory service does not necessarily lead to office service. In general the two fields of employment are quite separate. ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"Those slow-moving districts which retained their weaving trade soon learnt to import yarn from the factory towns, as East Anglia began to do from Bradford ..."

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