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tertiary industrynoun [C or U]

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ECONOMICS, COMMERCE an ​industry that ​providesservices rather than ​producinggoods, or these ​industries considered as a ​group: The ​government is ​studying the ​structure of ​tertiaryindustries and ​plans to ​develop the ​businessconsultancy and ​tourismsectors. Shanghai's ​ratio of ​tertiaryindustry to ​GDP is still much ​higher than the ​nationalaverage.
(Definition of tertiary industry from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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