the aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principal product: the automobile industry;the steel industry.
any general business activity; commercial enterprise: the Italian tourist industry.
trade or manufacture in general: the rise of industry in Africa.
the ownership and management of companies, factories, etc.: friction between labor and industry.
systematic work or labor.
energetic, devoted activity at any work or task; diligence: Her teacher praised her industry.
the aggregate of work, scholarship, and ancillary activity in a particular field, often named after its principal subject: the Mozart industry.
Archaeology. an assemblage of artifacts regarded as unmistakably the work of a single prehistoric group.
- in·ter·in·dus·try, adjective
- min·i-in·dus·try, noun, plural min·i-in·dus·tries.
- non·in·dus·try, adjective
- pre·in·dus·try, noun, adjective
- pro·in·dus·try, adjective
- sub·in·dus·try, noun, plural sub·in·dus·tries.
- su·per·in·dus·try, noun, plural su·per·in·dus·tries.
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How to use industry in a sentence
Justice’s companies have paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for those violations, which are fairly common and seen as a cost of doing business in the coal industry.This Billionaire Governor’s Coal Company Might Get a Big Break From His Own Regulators | by Ken Ward Jr. | September 17, 2020 | ProPublica
In this analogy, each year represents seven years in this industry — because they are very intense ones.Christian Puglisi Is Closing His Influential Copenhagen Restaurants. COVID Is Only Partly to Blame | Rafael Tonon | September 17, 2020 | Eater
Nonetheless, the coronavirus crisis is likely to lead to long-term changes for the TV and streaming industry.How the future of TV and streaming has – and hasn’t – been reshaped so far by 2020 | Tim Peterson | September 16, 2020 | Digiday
He bolstered the sales staff and set out after new customers in finance, healthcare, and other industries.Meet Snowflake, one of the buzziest tech IPOs ever | Aaron Pressman | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
Investors and consultants said the dispute troubled them, especially given Murray’s status at the firm and in the financial industry overall.The losses continue to pile up for hedge fund king Ray Dalio | Bernhard Warner | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
The fashion industry could never, would never, state its exclusion of black models overtly.One Vogue Cover Doesn’t Solve Fashion’s Big Race Problem | Danielle Belton | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But now his politics were offending the progressive sensibilities of the American film industry.How James Woods Became Obama’s Biggest Twitter Troll | Asawin Suebsaeng | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The airline industry objects that sometimes these deployable recorders can pop out without cause, spreading needless alarm.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014 | Clive Irving | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Religious profiteering has spread beyond the tourism industry.The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma | Brendon Hong | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In 2015 I am looking forward to working with more people in the industry and doing crazier and crazier scenes!Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex | Aurora Snow | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
His superior talents and untiring industry were under the direction of philanthropic and Christian impulses.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
But for the most part even industry and endowment were powerless against the inertia of custom and the dead-weight of environment.
Here and there exceptional industry or extraordinary capacity raised the artisan to wealth and turned the "man" into the "master."
Peace, also—or peace under the old conditions of industry—is infinitely wasteful of human energy.
Industrial society, they say, must be reorganized from top to bottom; private industry must cease.
British Dictionary definitions for industry
organized economic activity concerned with manufacture, extraction and processing of raw materials, or construction
a branch of commercial enterprise concerned with the output of a specified product or service: the steel industry
industrial ownership and management interests collectively, as contrasted with labour interests
manufacturing enterprise collectively, as opposed to agriculture
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