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"industrial" in British English

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industrialadjective

uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/  us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/
B2 in or ​related to ​industry, or having a lot of ​industry and ​factories, etc.: industrial ​output industrial ​expansion an industrial ​landscape/​nation He has an industrial ​background (= he has ​worked in ​industry).

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industrially
adverb uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.ə.li/  us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.ə.li/

industrialnoun

uk   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/  us   /ɪnˈdʌs.tri.əl/ specialized
[C] a ​company whose ​mainbusiness is ​producinggoods: He ​owns a ​series of industrials ​across the US and beyond.
industrials [plural noun]
shares in industrial ​companies: On ​Thursday the industrials ​moved up more than 50 ​points. Industrials were up 1.2 ​percent at the ​close of ​trading.
(Definition of industrial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"industrial" in American English

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industrialadjective

 us   /ɪnˈdʌs·tri·əl/
of or ​related to ​industry, or having a lot of ​industry and ​factories: industrial ​output It’s an industrial ​city.
An industrial ​park is a ​specialarea for ​factories and ​businesses.
(Definition of industrial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"industrial" in Business English

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industrialadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌstriəl/
relating to ​industry: Building ​ships has ​ranked for ​years as one of the more dangerous industrial ​jobs. Industrial ​outputfell in April. an industrial ​company
used in ​industry: Orders for industrial ​equipment have ​increased. industrial ​chemicals/cleaners industrial ​goods/​products
having a lot of ​industry and ​factories: These ​workers have some of the best ​wages in industrial America. an industrial city/country
relating to ​businesses in ​general, not ​people: The ​ratecuts affect everything from ​homemortgages to ​commercial and industrial ​loans. industrial ​customers
HR relating to someone's ​work or ​job: He ​lost his ​hand in an industrial accident in 2008. industrial ​injury
industrially
adverb /ɪnˈdʌstriəli/
a ​chemical that is used industrially ​advancedeconomies industrially ​producedcarbon dioxide

industrialnoun

uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌstriəl/
[C] a ​company whose ​mainbusiness is ​producinggoods: Earnings ​reports from ​keycompanies in ​banking, ​technology and the industrials have been ​released.
industrials
[plural] STOCK MARKET shares in industrial ​companies: The ​trustinvests in industrials.
(Definition of industrial from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “industrial”
in Arabic صِناعي…
in Korean 산업의…
in Portuguese industrial…
in Catalan industrial…
in Japanese 工業の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工业的, 产业的…
in Turkish sanayi ile ilgili, endüstriyel, sınaî…
in Russian промышленный, индустриальный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工業的, 產業的…
in Italian industriale…
in Polish przemysłowy…
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