industrial

[ in-duhs-tree-uh l ]
/ ɪnˈdʌs tri əl /

adjective

noun

Origin of industrial

First recorded in 1580–90; industry + -al1

Related forms

Can be confused

industrial industrious
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British Dictionary definitions for industrials (1 of 2)

industrials

/ (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəlz) /

pl n

stocks, shares, and bonds of industrial enterprises

British Dictionary definitions for industrials (2 of 2)

industrial

/ (ɪnˈdʌstrɪəl) /

adjective

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

Derived Forms

industrially, adverb
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