Industrial



[in-duhs-tree-uh l] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əl/

adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from :
industrial production; industrial waste.
2.
having many and highly developed :
an industrial nation.
3.
engaged in an or :
industrial workers.
4.
of or relating to the workers in :
industrial training.
5.
used in :
industrial diamonds: industrial fabrics.
6.
noting or pertaining to .
noun
7.
an industrial product:
diamonds classed as industrials and nonindustrials.
8.
a company engaged in industrial enterprises.
9.
an employee in some , especially a manufacturing .
10.
industrials, stocks and bonds of industrial companies.
/ɪnˈdʌstrɪəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of industry
2.
employed in industry: the industrial workforce
3.
relating to or concerned with workers in industry: industrial conditions
4.
used in industry: industrial chemicals
adj.

1774, from French industriel, from Medieval Latin industrialis, from Latin industria (see industry). Earlier the word had been used in English in a sense “resulting from labor” (1580s); the modern use is considered a reborrowing. Meaning “suitable for industrial use” is from 1904. As a style of dance music, attested from 1988. Industrial revolution was in use by 1840 to refer to recent developments and changes in England and elsewhere.

adjective

modifier

: and the harsh industrial pop of Nine Inch Nails

noun

A variety of rock music: industrial music is ”the sounds our culture makes as it comes unglued” (1990s+)

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