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

industrial ownership and management interests collectively, as contrasted with labour interests
manufacturing enterprise collectively, as opposed to agriculture

diligence; assiduity


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