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English definition of “industry”

industry

noun uk   /ˈɪn.də.stri/ us  

industry noun (PRODUCTION)

B2 [U] the companies and activities involved in the process of producing goods for sale, especially in a factory or special area: trade and industry industry and commerce The city needs to attract more industry. The strike seriously reduced coal deliveries to industry.Industry and industrial processes

industry noun (TYPE OF WORK)

B1 [C] the people and activities involved in one type of business: the gas/electricity industry the tourist industry manufacturing industries The computer industry has been booming.Industry and industrial processes [C] disapproving something that is produced or is available in large quantities and makes a lot of money: the heritage industryBusinesses and enterprises

industry noun (QUALITY)

[U] formal the quality of regularly working hard: I must say that I'm very impressed by her industry.Work, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
(Definition of industry from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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