Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To manufacture (a building or section of a building, for example) in advance, especially in standard sections that can be easily shipped and assembled.
  • transitive verb To make up, construct, or develop in an artificial, unoriginal, or stereotypic manner.

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  • verb To manufacture something, especially a building, in standard components that can be fitted together on site

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  • verb produce synthetically, artificially, or stereotypically and unoriginally
  • verb to manufacture sections of (a building), especially in a factory, so that they can be easily transported to and rapidly assembled on a building site of buildings

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Examples

  • Prefabricated from the most traditional of materials, but that material -- because of the technology, the computing ability, the ability to prefabricate, make high-performance components out of timber -- very much at the cutting edge.

    Norman Foster's green agenda

  • Prefabricated from the most traditional of materials, but that material -- because of the technology, the computing ability, the ability to prefabricate, make high-performance components out of timber -- very much at the cutting edge.

    Norman Foster's green agenda

  • Prefabricated from the most traditional of materials, but that material -- because of the technology, the computing ability, the ability to prefabricate, make high-performance components out of timber -- very much at the cutting edge.

    Norman Foster's green agenda

  • I think the companies are trying too hard to prefabricate the kind of “sentient universe” idea that Grant Morrison has been known to go on about.

    Wieringo on the death of Bart Allen

  • Apart from latrine construction, firms or individuals may be able to prefabricate components, such as slabs, blocks, pans and pipes.

    Chapter 5

  • Apart from latrine construction, firms or individuals may be able to prefabricate components, such as slabs, blocks, pans and pipes.

    Chapter 6

  • Local craftspeople can easily prefabricate the bamboo structures.

    79. Community-run preschool centres in low-income areas

  • The first step in putting up the walls, of course, is to prefabricate the cavity blocks as described in section 3.2.3.

    4. Instructions for Building Pumice-Concrete Houses

  • · In the example described, the span of the dome was 5 m, a size that is easy to prefabricate and transport manually with 5 people.

    Chapter 10

  • Steve, to prefabricate the panel and have it put into position all at once.

    Sabotage in Space

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