foundry

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PIE root
*ǵʰewd-

From French fonderie.

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foundry ‎(plural foundries)

  1. A facility that melts metals in special furnaces and pours the molten metal into molds to make products. Foundries are usually specified according to the type of metal dealt with: iron foundry, brass foundry, etc.
  2. The act, process, or art of casting metals; founding.
  3. A semiconductor fabrication plant in the microelectronics industry.

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  • (semiconductor fabrication plant): fab

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