What does industry mean?

Definitions for industry
ˈɪn də striin·dus·try

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. industrynoun

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

    "each industry has its own trade publications"

  2. industry, manufacturenoun

    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, industrynoun

    persevering determination to perform a task

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

Wiktionary

  1. industrynoun

    The tendency to work persistently.

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

  2. industrynoun

    Businesses of the same type, considered as a whole.

  3. industrynoun

    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. industrynoun

    The sector of the economy consisting of large-scale enterprises

  5. industrynoun

    Automated production of material goods.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Industrynoun

    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. Industrynoun

    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. Industrynoun

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Industry

    in′dus-tri, n. quality of being diligent: assiduity: steady application to labour: habitual diligence: manufacture: trade.—adj. Indus′trial, relating to or consisting in industry.—n. Indus′trialism, devotion to labour or industrial pursuits: that system or condition of society in which industrial labour is the chief and most characteristic feature, opposed to feudalism and the military spirit.—adv. Indus′trially.—adj. Indus′trious, diligent or active in one's labour: laborious: diligent in a particular pursuit.—adv. Indus′triously.—Industrial exhibition, museum, an exhibition, museum, of industrial products or manufactures; Industrial school, a school in which agricultural or some other industrial art is taught: a school where neglected children are taught mechanical arts. [Fr.,—L.; perh. from indo, old form of in, within, and struĕre, to build up.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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)

Editors Contribution

  1. industry

    A specific defined element of the economy.

    They industry standard was clear and easily achieved.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of industry in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of industry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of industry in a Sentence

  1. Michael Feroli:

    The weakness in job growth was broadly experienced across industry groups and not obviously driven by distortions such as weather or strikes.

  2. Eric Xu:

    If the Chinese government followed through with countermeasures, the impact on the global industry would be astonishing, its not only going to be one company, Huawei, that could be destroyed.

  3. Karl Kopp:

    He worked in the oil industry.

  4. Attorney General William Barr:

    No longer are tech companies the underdog upstarts, they have become titans of Attorney General William Barr industry. Given this change in the technology landscape, valid questions have been raised as to whether Section 230's broad immunity is still necessary, at least in its current form.

  5. Spokesman Chris Arnold:

    We have committed to establishing Chipotle as an industry leader in food safety, and we have assembled an extremely capable team to help us achieve that goal.

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