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industrial

adjective
 
 
/ɪnˈdʌstriəl/
relating to industry: Building ships has ranked for years as one of the more dangerous industrial jobs. Industrial output fell in April. an industrial company
used in industry: Orders for industrial equipment have increased. industrial chemicals/cleaners industrial goods/products
having a lot of industry and factories: These workers have some of the best wages in industrial America. an industrial city/country
relating to businesses in general, not people: The rate cuts affect everything from home mortgages to commercial and industrial loans. industrial customers
HR relating to someone's work or job: He lost his hand in an industrial accident in 2008. industrial injury →  See also post-industrial
industrially /ɪnˈdʌstriəli/ adverb
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 adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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