industrial

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

adjective

noun

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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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British Dictionary definitions for nonindustrial (1 of 2)

nonindustrial
/ (ˌnɒnɪnˈdʌstrɪəl) /

adjective

not of or relating to an industrial society, place, or age

British Dictionary definitions for nonindustrial (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 of industrial

industrially, adverb
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