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"heavy industry" in British English

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heavy industrynoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
industry that uses ​largemachines to ​produce either ​materials, such as steel, or ​largegoods, 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 ​largemachines and ​materials such as ​coal and ​steel to ​producelargegoods
(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 ​manufactureproducts: Glasgow used to be a ​centre for ​shipbuilding and ​heavyindustry. Recent ​years have seen a ​decline in ​heavyindustry in the US and the UK.
(Definition of heavy industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “heavy industry”
in Chinese (Simplified) 重工业…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重工業…
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