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English definition of “industrial”


noun     /ɪnˈdʌstriəl/
[C] a company whose main business is producing goods : Earnings reports from key companies in banking , technology and the industrials have been released .
industrials [plural] STOCK MARKET shares in industrial companies : The trust invests in industrials. → See also Dow Jones industrials
(Definition of industrial noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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