- 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 industrially
Contemporary Examples of industrially
Industrially brewed by large, monopolistic, multinational corporations with marketing programs that may target children.P.J. O'Rourke: 27 Sensitive, Caring, Green, and Politically Committed Reasons to Ban July 4th
P. J. O’Rourke
July 3, 2014
And yet, for all their playing around, these industrially sourced objects also function as truly excellent abstractions.Meet the Daring Blinky Palermo
March 17, 2011
The hair was shorn after the gassings, then efficiently dried in the crematoria so it could be industrially spun into carpeting.My Visit To Hell
January 30, 2009
Historical Examples of industrially
Industrially, we chiefly think of Scilly in connection with flowers.The Cornwall Coast
Arthur L. Salmon
The phenomenon is common to all industrially advanced countries.Woman and Socialism
The idea now is that men live for service; that men organize socially, commercially, and industrially for service.
They own the nation politically and intellectually just as they own it industrially.Twentieth Century Socialism
Industrially we were in a wild scramble of manufacture, production, and shipment….The Coming of Coal
Robert W. Bruere
- 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
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.