[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.
not of or relating to an industrial society, place, or age
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+)
[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 : […]
[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 […]
[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.