heavy industry Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “heavy industry” in the English Dictionary

"heavy industry" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of heavy industry?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More