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English definition of “sunrise industry”

sunrise industry

noun [C]     ECONOMICS
an industry that produces new types of products or services, especially one that is expected to grow quickly: Sunrise industries are currently prospering in areas that seemed like backwaters a few years ago.
(Definition of sunrise industry noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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