Definition of prefabricate in English:


Line breaks: pre|fab¦ri|cate
Pronunciation: /priːˈfabrɪkeɪt


[with object] (usually as adjective prefabricated)
  • Manufacture sections of (a building or piece of furniture) to enable quick assembly on site: prefabricated homes
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    • 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: /-ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • 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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