[in-duhs-tree-uh l] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əl/
of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from :
industrial production; industrial waste.
having many and highly developed :
an industrial nation.
engaged in an or :
of or relating to the workers in :
used in :
industrial diamonds: industrial fabrics.
noting or pertaining to .
an industrial product:
diamonds classed as industrials and nonindustrials.
a company engaged in industrial enterprises.
an employee in some , especially a manufacturing .
industrials, stocks and bonds of industrial companies.
of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of industry
employed in industry: the industrial workforce
relating to or concerned with workers in industry: industrial conditions
used in industry: industrial chemicals
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.
: and the harsh industrial pop of Nine Inch Nails
A variety of rock music: industrial music is ”the sounds our culture makes as it comes unglued” (1990s+)
- Industrial medicine
noun 1. the study and practice of the health care of employees of large organizations, including measures to prevent accidents, industrial diseases, and stress in the workforce and to monitor the health of executives
- Industrial melanism
noun 1. See melanism (sense 1)
- Industrial misconduct
noun 1. behaviour by an employee that is considered to be negligent or irregular to such an extent that disciplinary action may be taken, usually by agreement between management and the employee’s representatives
noun 1. the application of psychological principles and techniques to business and industrial problems, as in the selection of personnel or development of training programs. noun 1. the scientific study of human behaviour and cognitive processes in relation to the working environment