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pre- +‎ built


prebuilt (not comparable)

  1. Built in advance.
    • 2008 January 2, J. Alex Tarquinio, “Big Makeovers for Office Buildings Outside of Midtown”, in New York Times[1]:
      About $10 million of the renovation budget will be spent in fitting out 130,000 square feet of prebuilt offices on those floors.


prebuilt (plural prebuilts)

  1. Something assembled before it is sold.
    • 2009 July 12, Vivian Marino, “The 30-Minute Interview: William C. Rudin”, in New York Times[2]:
      Whether it’s making them eco-friendly, creating prebuilts, adding technology or security, we’re constantly reviewing what we need to do to make sure our buildings continue to attract tenants.