Translation of "industry" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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industrynoun

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

工业;产业;生产制造
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

行业
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

(暴利的)行当
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

勤奋;勤劳
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)