[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.
stocks, shares, and bonds of industrial enterprises
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+)
noun 1. a school for teaching one or more branches of industry; trade or vocational school. 2. a school for educating neglected children or juvenile delinquents committed to its care and training them to some form of industry.
noun 1. . noun 1. a retail store operated by a company for the convenience of the employees, who are required to buy from the store.
noun 1. the sociological study of social relationships and social structures in business settings.
[in-duhs-tree-uh l-strengkth, -strength, -strenth] /ɪnˈdʌs tri əlˈstrɛŋkθ, -ˈstrɛŋθ, -ˈstrɛnθ/ adjective 1. unusually strong, potent, or the like: heavy-duty: an industrial-strength soap. adjective 1. (mainly jocular) extremely strong or powerful: industrial-strength tea adjective 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/ […]