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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: factoria, from Latin factor; FACTOR1

factory

noun
     
Related topics: Factories
fac‧to‧ry S2 W2 plural factories [countable]
TIF a building or group of buildings in which goods are produced in large quantities, using machines:
a car factory
factory workers

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