Translation of "industry" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈɪn.də.stri/ us /ˈɪn.də.stri/

industry noun (PRODUCTION)

B2 [ U ] the companies and activities involved in the process of producing goods for sale, especially in a factory or special area

trade and industry 贸易和工业
industry and commerce 工商业
The city needs to attract more industry. 这个城市需要吸引更多的工业。
The strike seriously reduced coal deliveries to industry. 罢工使得向工业输送的煤炭量大幅下降。

More examples

  • The government is trying to attract industry to the area .
  • Is industry getting a rough deal from the EU?
  • The state of Michigan has endowed three institutes to do research for industry.
  • Most of the country's industry is in the Northwest.
  • He was honoured for his distinguished service in industry.

industry noun (TYPE OF WORK)

B1 [ C ] the people and activities involved in one type of business

the gas/electricity industry 燃气业/电力工业
the tourist industry 旅游业
manufacturing industries 制造业
The computer industry has been booming. 计算机行业已经日益繁荣起来了。

[ C ] disapproving something that is produced or is available in large quantities and makes a lot of money

the heritage industry 遗产产业

More examples

  • The government was determined to reduce the number of state-owned industries.
  • The redundancies are spread across the clothing, banking and building industries.
  • Service industries such as tourism have become more important in the post-industrial age.
  • The chemical industry produces such things as petrochemicals, drugs, paint and rubber.
  • She works in the construction industry.

industry noun (QUALITY)

[ U ] formal the quality of regularly working hard

I must say that I'm very impressed by her industry. 我得说她的勤奋给我留下了很深的印象。

(Translation of “industry” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)