[in-duhs-tree-uh l-strengkth, -strength, -strenth] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əlˈstrɛŋkθ, -ˈstrɛŋθ, -ˈstrɛnθ/
unusually strong, potent, or the like: heavy-duty:
an industrial-strength soap.
(mainly jocular) extremely strong or powerful: industrial-strength tea
Powerful, sturdy, weighty, etc, as if fit for use in industry; heavy-duty: drinking a cup of industrial-strength coffee out of a pig-shaped mug/ industrial-strength smog/ ripe for heavy, industrial-strength investigation
[1980s+; the descriptive and advertising term is found by about 1920]
- Industrial tribunal
noun 1. (in Northern Ireland and formerly elsewhere in the UK) a tribunal that rules on disputes between employers and employees regarding unfair dismissal, redundancy, etc
[in-dawr-out-dawr, in-dohr-out-dohr] /ˈɪnˌdɔrˈaʊtˌdɔr, ˈɪnˌdoʊrˈaʊtˌdoʊr/ adjective 1. designed or constructed to be used either indoors or outdoors: indoor-outdoor carpeting.
noun 1. an international industrial labor union, considered radical by many, that was organized in Chicago in 1905 and that disintegrated after 1920. Abbreviation: I.W.W., IWW. noun 1. an international revolutionary federation of industrial unions founded in Chicago in 1905: banned in the US in 1949 IWW See also Wobbly
[in-duh-stree] /ˈɪn də stri/ noun, plural industries for 1, 2, 7. 1. the aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principal product: the automobile industry; the steel industry. 2. any general business activity; commercial enterprise: the Italian tourist industry. 3. trade or manufacture in general: the rise […]