Definitions for Industryˈɪn də stri

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(4.00 / 2 votes)

  1. industry(noun)

    the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise

    "each industry has its own trade publications"

  2. industry, manufacture(noun)

    the organized action of making of goods and services for sale

    "American industry is making increased use of computers to control production"

  3. diligence, industriousness, industry(noun)

    persevering determination to perform a task

    "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. industry(Noun)

    The tendency to work persistently.

    Over the years, their industry and business sense made them wealthy.

  2. industry(Noun)

    Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.

  3. industry(Noun)

    Businesses that produce goods as opposed to services.

    There used to be a lot of industry around here, but now the economy depends on tourism.

  4. industry(Noun)

    The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises

  5. industry(Noun)

    Automated production of material goods.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Industry(noun)

    habitual diligence in any employment or pursuit, either bodily or mental; steady attention to business; assiduity; -- opposed to sloth and idleness; as, industry pays debts, while idleness or despair will increase them

  2. Industry(noun)

    any department or branch of art, occupation, or business; especially, one which employs much labor and capital and is a distinct branch of trade; as, the sugar industry; the iron industry; the cotton industry

  3. Industry(noun)

    human exertion of any kind employed for the creation of value, and regarded by some as a species of capital or wealth; labor

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  1. Industry

    Industry is the production of an economic good or service within an economy. Manufacturing industry became a key sector of production and labour in European and North American countries during the Industrial Revolution, upsetting previous mercantile and feudal economies. This occurred through many successive rapid advances in technology, such as the production of steel and coal. Following the Industrial Revolution, perhaps a third of the world's economic output is derived from manufacturing industries. Many developed countries and many developing/semi-developed countries depend significantly on industry. Industries, the countries they reside in, and the economies of those countries are interlinked in a complex web of interdependence.

U.S. National Library of MedicineRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Industry

    The aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principle product, as "the automobile industry", "the steel industry". It includes the ownership and management of companies, factories, industrial plants, etc. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Industry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #446

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Industry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #991

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Industry' in Nouns Frequency: #129


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