- of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from industry: industrial production; industrial waste.
- having many and highly developed industries: an industrial nation.
- engaged in an industry or industries: industrial workers.
- of or relating to the workers in industries: industrial training.
- used in industry: industrial diamonds: industrial fabrics.
- noting or pertaining to industrial life insurance.
Origin of industrial
Examples from the Web for industrial
The Industrial Revolution and Victorian practically erased the holiday in England.
The folk memory of medieval community life had been wiped out by the industrial revolution.
Fracking, in this regard, is no different from gypsum mining, or some kinds of industrial agriculture.
But they are serious: what large-scale fracking does is change small farm towns into industrial sites.
A Michigan-based company that supplies fasteners to the hardware store, home center, and industrial markets.The 26 Next Hobby Lobbys
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But could you not return to industrial life and do something productive?City of Endless Night
An important part was taken by her in industrial and commercial life.
Contrast this with what we have been willing to accept as art in our industrial towns.
They had the manual arts and crafts of the industrial North.With Manchesters in the East
Gerald B. Hurst
This volume is the first part of a study of the Industrial Revolution.The Enclosures in England
- of, relating to, derived from, or characteristic of industry
- employed in industrythe industrial workforce
- relating to or concerned with workers in industryindustrial conditions
- used in industryindustrial chemicals
Word Origin and History for industrial
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.