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来自词根fact, 做，词源同fact,effect. -ory, 地点后缀。
- factory:  Latin factor, a derivative of facere ‘make’, meant ‘maker, doer’ (it was introduced into English in the 15th century as ‘agent’, but was not adopted as a mathematical term until the mid 17th century). Among its post-classical derivatives were late Latin factōrium ‘oil-press’ and medieval Latin factōria ‘establishment for factors or agents’.
It appears that the latter must have been the original source of the word factory in English, which at first meant ‘factorship, agency’. However, this does not fit in at all with its main modern sense ‘place where things are made’, first recorded in the early 17th century, which presumably must go back in some way to Latin factōrium.
- factory (n.)
- 1550s, "estate manager's office," from Middle French factorie (15c.), from Late Latin factorium "office for agents ('factors')," also "oil press, mill," from Latin factor "doer, maker" (see factor (n.)). From 1580s as "establishment of merchants and factors in a foreign place." Sense of "building for making goods" is first attested 1610s. Factory farm attested from 1890.
- 1. Nora was deflowered by a man who worked in a soda-water factory.
- 2. The demand generated by one factory required the construction of another.
- 3. The girl had found out about the goings-on in the factory.
- 4. The factory may make as few as 1,500 cars this year.
- 5. He's got a bee in his bonnet about factory farming.
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