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primary industrynoun

uk   us   ECONOMICS, PRODUCTION
[C] an important or the most important ​industry in a country or ​area: The state's ​primaryindustry is ​tourism.
[C or U] an ​industry that ​producesenergy or basic ​materials, such as coal, ​oil, metals, ​crops, etc., or these ​industries considered as a ​group: Developing countries often have a ​higherproportion of their ​workforce involved in ​primaryindustries than ​developed countries.
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