Industry



[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 of industry in Africa.
4.
the ownership and management of companies, factories, etc.:
friction between labor and industry.
5.
systematic work or labor.
6.
energetic, devoted activity at any work or task; diligence:
Her teacher praised her industry.
7.
the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:
the Mozart industry.
8.
Archaeology. an assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group.
/ˈɪndəstrɪ/
noun (pl) -tries
1.
organized economic activity concerned with manufacture, extraction and processing of raw materials, or construction
2.
a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product or service: the steel industry
3.

4.
diligence; assiduity
n.

late 15c., “cleverness, skill,” from Old French industrie “activity; aptitude” (14c.) or directly from Latin industria “diligence, activity, zeal,” fem. of industrius “industrious, diligent,” used as a noun, from early Latin indostruus “diligent,” from indu “in, within” + stem of struere “to build” (see structure (n.)). Sense of “diligence, effort” is from 1530s; meaning “trade or manufacture” first recorded 1560s; that of “systematic work” is 1610s.

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