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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Factory  \Fac"to*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Factories}  (-r?z).  [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.''  --Burke. 
 
  2.  The  body  of  factors  in  any  place  as  a  chaplain  to  a 
  British  factory.  --W.  Guthrie. 
 
  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}  (Med.),  a  variety  of  bandy  leg,  associated  with 
  partial  dislocation  of  the  tibia,  produced  in  young 
  children  by  working  in  factories. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  factory 
  n  :  buildings  with  facilities  for  manufacturing  [syn:  {mill},  {manufacturing 
  plant},  {manufactory}] 




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