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prefabricate

Line breaks: pre|fab¦ri|cate
Pronunciation: /priːˈfabrɪkeɪt
 
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Definition of prefabricate in English:

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective prefabricated)
Manufacture sections of (a building or piece of furniture) to enable quick 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.

Derivatives

prefabrication

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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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