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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The manner in which something, especially a work of art, is made: "the gummy surfaces, spectral smudges and woozy contours that . . . appear in counterpoint to the clear, bright facture that had heretofore been [the artist's] hallmark” ( Robert Shorr).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or manner of making or doing anything, especially of a literary, musical, or pictorial production.
  • n. An invoice or bill of parcels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or manner of making or doing anything; -- now used of a literary, musical, or pictorial production.
  • n. An invoice or bill of parcels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or manner of making; construction or structure.
  • n. In com., an invoice or a bill of parcels.

Etymologies

French, from Latin factūra, a working or making; see feature.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French facture a making, invoice, Latin factura a making. See fact. (Wiktionary)

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