The assets of a business including land, buildings, machinery, and all equipment permanently employed. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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plant plant [plɑːnt ǁ plænt] noun MANUFACTURING
1. [uncountable] the machinery and equipment used in an industrial process or activity:

• There is a desperate need to rebuild the stock of productive plant and equipment in this country.

2. [countable] a factory or building where an industrial process takes place or a product is made:

• a chemical plant

• The Japanese car company plans to spend $600 million on a new engine plant.

• a nuclear power plant

asˈsembly ˌplant [countable] MANUFACTURING
a factory where products are put together from all the different parts:

• a car assembly plant

fabriˈcation ˌplant also ˈfab ˌplant [countable] MANUFACTURING
another name for a manufacturing plant, especially one for making advanced products:

• a semiconductor fabrication plant

manuˈfacturing ˌplant [countable] MANUFACTURING
a factory where products are made or put together:

• a big television manufacturing plant

ˈpacking ˌplant also ˈpacking ˌstation [countable] COMMERCE TRANSPORT
a large building where goods are packed, ready to be sent somewhere:

• Inspection is proposed for the beef industry's 80 largest packing plants.

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plant UK US /plɑːnt/ US  /plænt/ noun PRODUCTION
[C] a factory or other place where goods are manufactured or resources such as energy are produced: »

The city is considering shutting down a major power plant for environmental reasons.


A series of recent plant closures has left hundreds of people out of work.


industrial/manufacturing/processing plant


assembly/chemical/bottling plant

[U] large pieces of equipment and machinery that are used in manufacturing processes: plant and equipment/machinery »

Improved market conditions worldwide are driving investments in new plant and equipment.

See also ASSEMBLY PLANT(Cf. ↑assembly plant), MANUFACTURING PLANT(Cf. ↑manufacturing plant)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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