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primary industry

noun
1.
an industry, as agriculture, forestry, or fishing, that deals in obtaining natural materials.
Origin of primary industry
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
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  • I was told that here as elsewhere there was an unsound tendency to turn sericulture from a secondary into a primary industry.

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott

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