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captain of industrynoun [C]

uk   /ˌkæp.tɪn əv ˈɪn.də.stri/ us   /ˌkæp.tən əv ˈɪn.də.stri/
a person who has an important job in industry and who can influence company and national planning: In a speech to captains of industry, she predicted economic growth of 3.5 percent next year.
(Definition of captain of industry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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captain of industrynoun [C]

uk   us   MANAGEMENT
a person who has an important job in industry and who can influence decisions made by companies or a government: In a speech to captains of industry, she predicted economic growth of 3.5% next year.
(Definition of captain of industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “captain of industry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 产业巨头,实业大亨…
in Chinese (Traditional) 產業巨頭,實業大亨…
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