Pronunciation: (fak'tu-rē, -trē), [key]
1. a building or group of buildings with facilities for the manufacture of goods.
2. any place producing a uniform product, without concern for individuality: They call it a law school, but it's just a degree factory.
3. (formerly) an establishment for factors and merchants carrying on business in a foreign country.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.