- organized economic activity concerned with manufacture, extraction and processing of raw materials, or construction
- a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product or service: the steel industry
- industrial ownership and management interests collectively, as contrasted with labour interests
- manufacturing enterprise collectively, as opposed to agriculture
- diligence; assiduity
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in•dus•try /ˈɪndəstri/USA pronunciation n., pl. -tries.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Business the group of manufacturing businesses in a particular field:[countable]the steel industry.
- Business any general business activity:[countable]the tourist industry.
- Business manufacture in general:[uncountable]Will industry be welcome in a farming community?
- energetic activity at a task;
diligence:[uncountable]working with great industry.
in•dus•try (in′də strē),USA pronunciation n., pl. -tries for 1, 2, 7.
the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:the Mozart industry.
- Businessthe aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principal product:the automobile industry; the steel industry.
- Businessany general business activity;
commercial enterprise:the Italian tourist industry.
- Businesstrade or manufacture in general:the rise of industry in Africa.
- Businessthe ownership and management of companies, factories, etc.:friction between labor and industry.
- systematic work or labor.
- energetic, devoted activity at any work or task;
diligence:Her teacher praised her industry.
- the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:the Mozart industry.
- Archaeologyan assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group.
- Latin industria, noun, nominal use of feminine of industrius industrious
- earlier industrie 1475–85
- 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged application, effort, assiduity, industriousness.
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industry /ˈɪndəstrɪ/ n ( pl -tries)
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