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English definition of “creative industry”

creative industry

noun [C, usually plural]
an industry that is based on work in which original ideas are important, such as work in the arts or the media, in designing computer software, etc.: It is recognized that the creative industries possess significant economic potential.
(Definition of creative industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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