industrial definition, meaning - what is industrial in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “industrial”

See all translations

industrial

adjective uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/
B2 in or related to industry, or having a lot of industry and factories, etc.: industrial output industrial expansion an industrial landscape/nation He has an industrial background (= he has worked in industry).
More examples
industrially
adverb uk   us   /-ə.li/

industrial

noun uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/ specialized
[C] a company whose main business is producing goods: He owns a series of industrials across the US and beyond.industrials [plural noun] shares in industrial companies: On Thursday the industrials moved up more than 50 points. Industrials were up 1.2 percent at the close of trading.
Translations of “industrial”
in Korean 산업의…
in Arabic صِناعي…
in Portuguese industrial…
in Catalan industrial…
in Japanese 工業の…
in Italian industriale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工業的, 產業的…
in Russian промышленный, индустриальный…
in Turkish sanayi ile ilgili, endüstriyel, sınaî…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工业的, 产业的…
in Polish przemysłowy…
(Definition of industrial from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of industrial?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “industrial” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cup tie

a game between two teams trying to win a cup (= prize), especially in football

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More