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industry

noun  us   /ˈɪn·də·stri, ˈɪnˌdʌs·tri/

industry noun (PRODUCTION)

[U] the companies and activities involved in the production of goods for sale, esp. in a factory: business and industry

industry noun (TYPE OF WORK)

[C] a type of business: She’s worked in the banking and computer industries.

industry noun (HARD WORK)

[U] the quality of working hard: It takes industry and determination to complete a Ph.D.
industrialized
adjective  us   /ɪnˈdʌs·tri·əˌlɑɪzd/
industrialized nations
industrious
adjective  us   /ɪnˈdʌs·tri·əs/
Every employee is expected to be competent and industrious.
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