industry

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Inflections of 'industry' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": industries

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•dus•try /ˈɪndəstri/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -tries. 
  1. Business the group of manufacturing businesses in a particular field:[countable]the steel industry.
  2. Business any general business activity:[countable]the tourist industry.
  3. Business manufacture in general:[uncountable]Will industry be welcome in a farming community?
  4. energetic activity at a task;
    diligence:[uncountable]working with great industry.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
in•dus•try  (ində strē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -tries  for 1, 2, 7.
  1. Businessthe aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principal product:the automobile industry; the steel industry.
  2. Businessany general business activity;
    commercial enterprise:the Italian tourist industry.
  3. Businesstrade or manufacture in general:the rise of industry in Africa.
  4. Businessthe ownership and management of companies, factories, etc.:friction between labor and industry.
  5. systematic work or labor.
  6. energetic, devoted activity at any work or task;
    diligence:Her teacher praised her industry.
  7. the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:the Mozart industry.
  8. 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.

industry, +n. 
  • the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:the Mozart industry.

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    industry /ˈɪndəstrɪ/ n ( pl -tries)
    1. organized economic activity concerned with manufacture, extraction and processing of raw materials, or construction
    2. a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product or service: the steel industry
    3. industrial ownership and management interests collectively, as contrasted with labour interests
    4. manufacturing enterprise collectively, as opposed to agriculture
    5. diligence; assiduity
    Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin industria diligence, from industrius active, of uncertain origin
    'industry' also found in these entries:
    Collocations: is an industry leader, is (considered) an industry standard, works in the industry (too), more...

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