Origin: cf. F. Factorerie.
1. A house or place where factors, or commercial agents, reside, to transact business for their employers. The Company’s factory at Madras.
2. The body of factors in any place; as, a chaplain to a British factory.
3. A building, or collection of buildings, appropriated to the manufacture of goods; the place where workmen are employed in fabricating goods, wares, or utensils; a manufactory; as, a cotton factory.
(Science: medicine) factory leg, a variety of bandy leg, associated with partial dislocation of the tibia, produced in young children by working in factories.