[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.
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, Chiefly British. 1. . noun 1. (Brit) any action, such as a strike or go-slow, taken by employees in industry to protest against working conditions, redundancies, etc
- Industrial archaeology
noun 1. the study of past industrial machines, works, etc noun the study of former industrial buildings and equipment; the study of the period and the work sites of the Industrial Revolution and thereafter
noun 1. (used with a plural verb) the methods of using tools and machinery, as taught in secondary and technical schools. 2. (used with a singular verb) a subject or course of study that teaches such methods and skills.
- Industrial democracy
noun 1. control of an organization by the people who work for it, esp by workers holding positions on its board of directors