Factory vs Undertaking - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between factory and undertaking

is that factory is a trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country while undertaking is the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.

As a verb undertaking is

present participle of lang=en.

factory

English

Noun

(factories)
  • (obsolete) A trading establishment, especially set up by merchants working in a foreign country.
  • The position or state of being a factor.
  • A building or other place where manufacturing takes place.
  • * , chapter=7
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=[…] St.?Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories , it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • A device which produces or manufactures something.
  • (programming) In a computer program or library, a function, method, etc. which creates an object.
  • * 2010 , Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi, William Bartholomew, Inside the Microsoft Build Engine
  • The task factory is the object that is responsible for creating instances of those tasks dynamically.

    Synonyms

    * manufactory

    Derived terms

    * factory reset

    undertaking

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  • A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
  • That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
  • The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (Webster 1913)