Definition of prefabricate in English:


Syllabification: pre·fab·ri·cate
Pronunciation: /prēˈfabrəˌkāt


[with object] (usually as adjective prefabricated)
Manufacture sections of (especially a building or piece of furniture) to enable quick or easy assembly on site: prefabricated homes
More example sentences
  • Just imagine 440 pupils and 18 teachers in a unit of total prefabricated buildings.
  • This is because all those little pieces have been prefabricated together into larger tiles.
  • Experts say tent camps and cheap prefabricated buildings will now be thrown up on dry land surrounding the city to help ease the pressure on the already cramped shelters.



Pronunciation: /-ˌfabrəˈkāSHən/
More example sentences
  • The product allowed prefabrication of brick masonry beams and panels, much like precast concrete, so that once fabricated, they could be rapidly installed.
  • In some cases, light-gauge steel framing is a logical substitute for wood framing and well suited to prefabrication and mass production, he adds.
  • The concept of prefabrication showed early promise with the Case Study Houses Program in Los Angeles during the 1950s, but progress stalled.

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