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prefabricated (priːˈfæbrɪkeɪtɪd) 

Definitions

adjective

  1. (construction) (of a building) having sections manufactured beforehand, esp in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site   ⇒ high-quality, Scandinavian prefabricated wooden homes

prefabricate (priːˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt Pronunciation for prefabricate

Definitions

verb

  1. (transitive) to manufacture sections of (a building), esp in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site

Derived Forms

preˈfabriˌcated adjective
preˌfabriˈcation noun

Example Sentences Including 'prefabricated'

A particularly handsome prefabricated edifice had been erected near the helicopter landing pad.
Blashford-Snell, John Something Lost Behind the Ranges
Close to the barbed-wire perimeter fence, they identified a guardhouse and several low prefabricated huts.
Shah, Idries Kara Kush
Elsewhere, strategies were being earnestly discussed, match-ups analyzed, prefabricated bios delivered for the hundredth time.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Great managers present no sweeping new theories, any prefabricated formulae.
Business Today (2003)
It was not as large as he had expected: three prefabricated hangars with a single tarmacadam runway.
Higgins, Jack Confessional
Peering ahead, Markham said, `I'm told it's just a few prefabricated huts along a track on the left of the road.
Loraine, Philip Loaded Questions
Selfridges was too large a technological and financial challenge to be anything but partly prefabricated.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
The resulting video-taped "revelations" will doubtless rock the institution of prefabricated pop to its plastic foundations.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
``However, that (the prefabricated station) is only a short-term measure, with the building to be vacated by the end of January.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2004)

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