Associations to the word «Factory»


FACTORY, noun. (obsolete) A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country.
FACTORY, noun. (now rare) The position or state of being a factor.
FACTORY, noun. A building or other place where manufacturing takes place.
FACTORY, noun. A device which produces or manufactures something.
FACTORY, noun. (programming) In a computer program or library, a function, method, etc. which creates an object.
FACTORY CLASS, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A class that creates an object having a non-trivial creation process, implementing the factory method pattern.
FACTORY CLASSES, noun. Plural of factory class
FACTORY FARM, noun. A very large, factory-style farm in which many animals are confined at high stocking density
FACTORY FARMS, noun. Plural of factory farm
FACTORY LEG, noun. (medicine) (archaic) A variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, once seen in young children who worked in factories.
FACTORY METHOD PATTERN, noun. (software) (object-oriented) A creational design pattern that decouples the object creation by using an abstract method in the class.
FACTORY METHOD PATTERNS, noun. Plural of factory method pattern
FACTORY PATTERN, noun. (software) (object-oriented) Synonym of factory method pattern.
FACTORY PATTERNS, noun. Plural of factory pattern
FACTORY RESET, noun. (computing) A full restore of an electronic device, such as a PDA or a mobile phone, to its original settings.
FACTORY RESETS, noun. Plural of factory reset
FACTORY TEAM, noun. (motor racing) a team that is wholly or substantially owned and run by (or on behalf of) a car manufacturer, either by an in house organisation or an associated company.

Dictionary definition

FACTORY, noun. A plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing.

Wise words

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