noun, plural fac·to·ries.
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Example sentences from the Web for factory
Elon Musk called an attempted cyberattack against Tesla “serious,” a comment that confirms the company was the target of a foiled ransomware attempt at its massive factory near Reno, Nevada.Elon Musk confirms Tesla was target of foiled ransomware attack|Kirsten Korosec|August 28, 2020|TechCrunch
Not only replaceable, but guaranteed replaceable—and for reasonably technical end users, user-replaceable—with easily purchased parts from the factory.Fairphone users can buy new camera without replacing the phone itself|Jim Salter|August 27, 2020|Ars Technica
The lion’s share of the US’s imported exercise equipment comes from China—some 65% in 2019, according to the International Trade Centre—where factories were shutting down at the beginning of 2020 due to Covid-19.
Anything could be built in industrial areas – standalone homes, apartments, businesses or factories.Single-Family Zoning’s Century of Supremacy in San Diego|Andrew Keatts|August 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The IT sector offers an alternate way forward in an economy still dominated by Soviet-style collective farms and state-run factories.Belarus’s crackdown could squash Minsk’s budding tech sector|Nicolás Rivero|August 20, 2020|Quartz
The cameraman was reporting on the factory catching fire when the inevitable happened.
A plastic factory, a hardware supplier, and shipping–and-receiving giants like Fed-Ex and DHL are neighboring businesses.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not just a candy factory but a candy store, and everything in it free.
By day, she cares for her children in a bombed-out milk factory that hosts her orphanage, Okutiuka.Death Metal Angola: Heavy Metal in War-Torn Africa|Nina Strochlic|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Have we become a nation of Veruca Salts from “Willie Wonka and The Chocolate Factory,” who are unbearably demanding?
It was afterwards used as a schoolroom in connection with Winfield's factory.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
A Lowell factory-girl would consider this entirely out of character, and a New-York milliner would be shocked at the idea of it.
Think of this, ye who talk, not always without reason, of "factory slaves" and the meagre rewards of labor in America.
Gallinas, the noted slave factory on the west of Africa, purchased by the Liberian republic.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Seven o'clock in the morning is too early for any rational human being to be herded into a factory at the call of a steam whistle.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
British Dictionary definitions for factory
noun plural -ries
- a building or group of buildings containing a plant assembly for the manufacture of goods
- (as modifier)a factory worker