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factory (ˈfæktərɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  a.  a building or group of buildings containing a plant assembly for the manufacture of goods
 b.  (as modifier): a factory worker
2.  rare a trading station maintained by factors in a foreign country
3.  (Canadian) (formerly) a main trading station for the exchange and transshipment of furs
[C16: from Late Latin factorium; see factor]

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