Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “heavy industry”

See all translations

heavy industry

noun [C or U]
 
 
PRODUCTION
industry that manufactures large pieces of equipment or machinery, or that use large pieces of equipment or machinery to manufacture products: Glasgow used to be a centre for shipbuilding and heavy industry. Recent years have seen a decline in heavy industry in the US and the UK.
Translations of “heavy industry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 重工業…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重工业…
(Definition of heavy industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of heavy industry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “heavy industry” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More