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  • adj. manufactured in advance, usually to a standard format, and then assembled on site
  • adj. invented in advance
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of prefabricate.


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  • We were in prefabricated wooden barracks, and the rooms were bolted together.

    2nd Lt. Jack Kaplan, USAAF

  • Rather than comment on LEED’s impact on design, I am more concerned with the question of contextual relationships in prefabricated housing (especially with such radical forms).

    Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Sustainable’ Prefab | Inhabitat

  • It's basically at the beginning of what we could call prefabricated lighthouses.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • At this point, Cage's resume is so full of this kind of prefabricated Bruckheimer bushwah that it's hard to take him seriously as an actor, particularly when he's wearing a wig that would make a WWE wrestler blush.

    Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

  • Much of the modules 'structure will be prefabricated, meaning the modules will be quick and easy to assemble in the harsh Antarctic conditions.

    Boing Boing: July 17, 2005 - July 23, 2005 Archives

  • When you say 'prefabricated' you are thinking of a house that is pre-cut and sort of stuck together.

    Ring Around the Sun

  • Washington housing planners are minimizing the word "prefabricated" in talking about the Top Stories

  • The project combines the traditional features of residential colleges-each has a dedicated dining commons, a master's residence, and civic and green space-with new technologies such as prefabricated bathroom pods.

    Wired Campus

  • The fair, with a theme of "A Century of Progress," included a "Homes of Tomorrow" exhibition that displayed striking, unconventional models and new construction techniques, such as prefabricated building elements that would later be widely used after World War II.


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