from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An arrangement of workers, machines, and equipment in which the product being assembled passes consecutively from operation to operation until completed.
  • noun A process in which finished products are turned out in a mechanically efficient, though impersonal, manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A line of machinery, tools, and workers on which objects to be manufactured are moved from one post to the next, where different workers perform different steps in the manufacturing process; called also production line. The objects to be manufactured usually move on a form of conveyor belt, which does not necessarily move only in a straight line, but may continue around the factory area for some distance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun manufacturing A system of workers and machinery in which a product is assembled in a series of consecutive operations; typically the product is attached to a continuously moving belt

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun mechanical system in a factory whereby an article is conveyed through sites at which successive operations are performed on it


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