(in Britain) a certificate issued by the Department of the Environment to an industrial organization wishing to build or extend a factory, which has to accompany an application for planning permission IDC
- Industrial diamond
noun 1. a small often synthetic diamond, valueless as a gemstone, used in cutting tools, abrasives, etc
noun 1. (def 1). noun 1. any disease to which workers in a particular industry are prone industrial disease in·dus·tri·al disease (ĭn-dŭs’trē-əl) n.
noun 1. engineering applied to the planning, design, and control of industrial operations.
noun 1. the stealing of technological or commercial research data, blueprints, plans, etc., as by a person in the hire of a competing company. noun 1. attempting to obtain trade secrets by dishonest means, as by telephone- or computer-tapping, infiltration of a competitor’s workforce, etc