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captain of industrynoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​person who has an ​importantjob in ​industry and who can ​influencecompany and ​nationalplanning: In a ​speech to ​captains of ​industry, she ​predictedeconomicgrowth 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 ​predictedeconomicgrowth 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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