fact＝to make（做），to do（做，为） 变化型 fect
n building(s) in which goods are manufactured 工厂; 制造厂
*[attrib 作定语] `factory workers 工厂工人.
NOTE ON USAGE 用法
*Factory, mill, plant and works all refer to industrial buildings or places but they indicate different products or processes. *factory、mill、plant、works均指工业的建筑物或场所, 但其产品或加工程序则不尽相同. Factory is the most common word for the buildings where products are manufactured or assembled *factory一词最为普通, 指产品生产或装配的工厂
*a car, shoe, bottle, etc factory 汽车制造、制鞋、制瓶等工厂
* factory workers 工厂工人. Works suggests a larger group of buildings and machinery, generally not producing finished goods *works意为较大的建筑物群及其机器设备, 一般并不生产成品
*a gasworks, ironworks 煤气厂、钢铁厂. Plant is more common in US English and relates especially to industrial processes *plant多用于美式英语, 尤为工业加工者
*a power, chemical plant 发电厂、化工厂. Mill has the most limited meaning, relating to the processing of certain raw materials *mill的意思最为狭窄, 限用于某些原材料的加工
*a paper/cotton/woollen/steel mill 造纸[棉纺/毛纺/钢]厂.
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: Medieval Latin;Origin: factoria, from Latin factor; FACTOR1]
a building or group of buildings in which goods are produced in large quantities, using machines
a car factory
1. Before long, biscuits of all shapes and sizes began arriving at the factory. 不久，形状各异，大小不一的饼干陆续送到工厂。
2. But just before the competition closed, a lorry arrived at the factory with a truly colossal biscuit which weighed 2,400 pounds. 但就在竞赛截止时间将到之际，一辆卡车驶进了工厂，运来了一个特大无比、重达2,400磅的饼干。
3. Will factory workers be entirely superseded by machines one day? 工人将来能完全由机器取代吗?
4. We mustn´t stop distributing leaflets at the factory. 我们千万不能停止在工厂散发传单。
5. We´ve got first-class leaflets, plenty of them, but how to get them into the factory remains a problem." 我们手中有一流的传单，足够的传单，但是怎么把它们散发到工厂里还是个问题。”
6. The waste of this chemical factory contaminates the environment. 这家化工厂的废物污染了环境。
7. The factory was in a state of absolute organizational disarray. 工厂陷于极度的组织混乱之中。
8. That factory is trying to diversify its products to sell in different markets. 那家工厂试着使货品多样化，以卖到不同的市场。
9. This factory makes earthenware. 这家工厂生产陶器。
10. There are 50 workers in the factory. 这个工厂有五十个工人.