Meaning of “heavy industry” in the English Dictionary

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"heavy industry" in British English

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heavy industrynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌhev.i ˈɪn.də.stri/ us /ˌhev.i ˈɪn.də.stri/

industry that uses large machines to produce either materials, such as steel, or large goods, such as ships or trains

(Definition of “heavy industry” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heavy industry" in American English

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heavy industrynoun [ U ]

us /ˈhev·i ˈɪn·də·stri/

the business of using large machines and materials such as coal and steel to produce large goods

(Definition of “heavy industry” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"heavy industry" in Business English

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heavy industrynoun [ C or U ]

uk us PRODUCTION

industry that manufactures large pieces of equipment or machinery, or that use large pieces of equipment or machinery to manufacture products:

Glasgow used to be a centre for shipbuilding and heavy industry.
Recent years have seen a decline in heavy industry in the US and the UK.

(Definition of “heavy industry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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