[in-duh-stree] /ˈɪn də stri/
noun, plural industries for 1, 2, 7.
the aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principal product:
the automobile industry; the steel industry.
any general business activity; commercial enterprise:
the Italian tourist industry.
trade or manufacture in general:
the rise of industry in Africa.
the ownership and management of companies, factories, etc.:
friction between labor and industry.
systematic work or labor.
energetic, devoted activity at any work or task; diligence:
Her teacher praised her industry.
the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject:
the Mozart industry.
Archaeology. an assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group.
noun (pl) -tries
organized economic activity concerned with manufacture, extraction and processing of raw materials, or construction
a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product or service: the steel industry
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.
[in-urt, ih-nurt] /ɪnˈɜrt, ɪˈnɜrt/ adjective 1. having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to ): inert matter. 2. Chemistry. having little or no ability to react, as nitrogen that occurs uncombined in the atmosphere. 3. Pharmacology. having no pharmacological action, as the excipient of a pill. 4. inactive or sluggish by habit […]
noun, Physics. 1. a frame of reference that moves with the object, so that the moving object appears to violate Newton’s laws of motion since it accelerates despite having no horizontal forces on it.
- Non-inertial frame
noun, Physics. 1. a frame of reference that moves with the object, so that the moving object appears to violate Newton’s laws of motion since it accelerates despite having no horizontal forces on it. non-inertial frame A reference frame in which the observers are undergoing some accelerating force, such as gravity or a mechanical acceleration. […]
[in-fek-shuh s] /ɪnˈfɛk ʃəs/ adjective 1. communicable by , as from one person to another or from one part of the body to another: infectious diseases. 2. causing or communicating . 3. tending to spread from one to another: infectious laughter. 4. Law. capable of contaminating with illegality; exposing to seizure or forfeiture. 5. Obsolete. […]