industrial

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

adjective

noun

Origin of industrial

First recorded in 1580–90; industry + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM industrial

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH industrial

industrial industrious
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Examples from the Web for non-industrial

  • Contract labor of this kind is quite different from the peonage and contract labor of the non-industrial races.

  • He was a disgrace to every non-industrial profession in the country.

British Dictionary definitions for non-industrial

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 of industrial

industrially, adverb
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