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industrialist

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noun
  1. a person who owns or is involved in the management of an industrial enterprise.
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by industrialism.

Origin of industrialist

First recorded in 1860–65; industrial + -ist
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  • Then he clapped the industrialist on the shoulder and strode off.

    Heart

    Henry Slesar

  • But he knew it was too late to stop the industrialist from extracting the details from him.

    Heart

    Henry Slesar

  • She barred the Industrialist's quick movement in that direction.

    Youth

    Isaac Asimov

  • They entered the house and the Industrialist greeted his wife calmly.

    Youth

    Isaac Asimov

  • The American Federation of Labor was represented in no direct way among the five great powers of this industrialist convention.

    The I.W.W.

    Paul Frederick Brissenden


British Dictionary definitions for industrialist

industrialist

noun
  1. a person who has a substantial interest in the ownership or control of industrial enterprise
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Word Origin and History for industrialist

n.

1846, from industrial + -ist. Cf. French industrialiste (Saint-Simon, 1823). Earlier "one who makes a living by productive industry" (1837).

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